Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind
Routledge, 22 февр. 2019 г. - Всего страниц: 518
Where did we come from?
What is our connection with other life forms?
What are the mechanisms of mind that define what it means to be a human being?
Evolutionary psychology is a revolutionary new science, a true synthesis of modern principles of psychology and evolutionary biology. Since the publication of the award-winning first edition of Evolutionary Psychology, there has been an explosion of research within the field. In this book, David M. Buss examines human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, providing students with the conceptual tools needed to study evolutionary psychology and apply them to empirical research on the human mind.
This edition contains expanded coverage of cultural evolution, with a new section on culture–gene co-evolution, additional studies discussing interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals, expanded discussions of evolutionary hypotheses that have been empirically disconfirmed, and much more!
Evolutionary Psychology features a wealth of student-friendly pedagogy including critical-thinking questions and case study boxes designed to show how to apply evolutionary psychology to real-life situations. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduates studying psychology, biology and anthropology.
See "Support Material" below for new online resources, including PowerPoint slides and Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank.
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Considering the fact that Neanderthals went extinct around the time of the appearance of modern humans, explain what evidence might be gathered in the future to support the hypothesis that their extinction was partly caused by killing.
Third, creationism has not proved useful as a scientific explanation for already-discovered organic mechanisms. Creationism, therefore, is a matter of religion and belief, not a matter of science. It cannot be proved to be false, ...
The theory of natural selection has many virtues that scientists seek in a scientific theory: (1) it explains known facts; (2) it leads to new ... Evolution by natural selection is the only known scientific theory that can explain ...
But it does raise a problem: How can we explain these phenomena? Can evolutionary thinking help us understand them? Strategy 1: Theory–Driven or “Top– Down” Strategy Strategy 2: Observation–Driven or “Bottom–Up” Strategy Example: From ...
In astronomy, for example, the finding of the expanding universe was observed first, followed by theories that attempted to explain it. The bottom-up strategy provides a nice complement to the “topdown” theory-driven hypotheses about ...