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Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology

Edited by: Charles Crawford , Dennis Krebs

Print publication date:  March  2008
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780805859560
eBook ISBN: 9780203888155
Adobe ISBN: 9781135704155

10.4324/9780203888155
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Evolutionary psychology is concerned with the adaptive problems early humans faced in ancestral human environments, the nature of the psychological mechanisms natural selection shaped to deal with those ancient problems, and the ability of the resulting evolved psychological mechanisms to deal with the problems people face in the modern world. Evolutionary psychology is currently advancing our understanding of altruism, moral behavior, family violence, sexual aggression, warfare, aesthetics, the nature of language, and gender differences in mate choice and perception. It is helping us understand the relationships between cognitive science, developmental psychology, behavior genetics, personality, and social psychology.

Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology provides an up-to-date review of the ideas, issues, and applications of contemporary evolutionary psychology. It is suitable for senior undergraduates, first year graduate students, or professionals who wish to become conversant with the major issues currently shaping the emergence of this dynamic new field. It will be interesting to psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, and anyone interested in using new developments in the theory of evolution to gain new insights into human behavior.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Evolutionary Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Evolutionary Questions for Evolutionary Psychologists Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Life History Theory and Human Development Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sex and Sexual Selection Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Kinship and Social Behavior Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sociogenomics for the Cognitive Adaptationist Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Selfish Genes, Developmental Systems, and the Evolution of Development Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Biological Adaptations and Human Behavior Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Evolved Cognitive Mechanisms and Human Behavior Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Adaptations, Environments, and Behavior Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Evolutionary Psychology Research Methods Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Physical Attractiveness Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Two Human Natures Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Heroes and Hos Download PDF
Chapter  15:  How Selfish by Nature? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Gene-Culture Coevolution and the Emergence of Altruistic Behavior in Humans Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Renaissance of the Individual Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Cooperation and Conflict between Kith, Kin, and Strangers Download PDF
Chapter  19:  On the Evolution of Moral Sentiments Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Is the “Cinderella Effect” Controversial? Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Intergroup Prejudices and Intergroup Conflicts Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Evolution of Brain Mechanisms for Social Behavior Download PDF
Chapter  23:  An Evolutionary Theory of Mind and Mental Illness: Genetic Conflict and the Mentalistic Continuum Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Psychopathology and Mental Illness Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Evolutionary Psychology of Religion Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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