Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind

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Psychology Press, 2 окт. 2015 г. - Всего страниц: 496
This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind. Content topics are logically arrayed, starting with challenges of survival, mating, parenting, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, including cooperation, aggression, sexual conflict, and status, prestige, and social hierarchies. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.

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Darwins Theory of Sexual Selection
Clarifying Adaptation and Natural Selection
Freuds Psychoanalytic Theory
Three Theories of the Origins of Complex Adaptive Mechanisms
Definition of an Evolved Psychological mechanism
Comparing Males and Females
Combating the Hostile Forces of Nature
Body Fat WaisttoHip Ratio and Body Mass Index
Men in Positions of Power
Testosterone and Mens Mating Strategies
Theories of Mens ShortTerm Mating
Behavioral Evidence of ShortTerm Mating
Other Contexts Likely to Affect ShortTerm Mating
The Mating Opportunity Cost Hypothesis
Offsprings Ability to Convert Parental Care into Reproductive Success

The Gathering Hypothesis
Childrens Antipredator Adaptations
Theoretical Background for the Evolution of Mate Preferences
Preference for Somewhat older
Preference for Similarity
What about Lesbian Sexual Orientation?
The Theory of ParentOffspring Conflict
Empirical Findings that Support the Implications of Inclusive Fitness Theory
Investment by Aunts Uncles and Cousins
Problems of Group Living
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David M. Buss received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley in 1981. He began his career in academics at Harvard, later moving to the University of Michigan before accepting his current position as Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas. His primary research interests include human sexuality, mating strategies, conflict between the sexes, homicide, stalking, and sexual victimization. The author of more than 200 scientific articles and 6 books, Buss has won numerous awards including the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (1988), the APA G. Stanley Hall Lectureship (1990), the APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Award (2001), and the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award (2000) for the first edition of Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind. He is also the editor of the first comprehensive Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (2005, Wiley). He enjoys extensive cross-cultural research collaborations and lectures widely within the United States and abroad.

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