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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... because he observed that throughout the animal world, females of many species were discriminating or choosy about whom they mated with. Darwin's theory of sexual selection succeeded in explaining the anomalies that worried him.
This behavior is explained more simply by the physical law of gravity. ... adaptation is invoked not merely to explain the usefulness of a biological mechanism but to explain improbable usefulness (i.e., too precisely functional to have ...
Despite Wilson's grand claims for a new synthesis that would explain human nature, he had little empirical evidence on humans to support his views. The bulk of the scientific evidence came from non-human animals, many far removed ...
Many psychologists found it absurd to propose that humans would have such a large list of innate propensities. By 1920, these skeptics believed that they had a theory to explain why instincts in humans are few in number and ...
Missing before him, however, was a theory about a causal process that could explain how changes in life forms could occur. The theory of natural selection was Darwin's first contribution to evolutionary biology.