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Evolutionary Psychology An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521716535

ISBN-13: 9780521716536

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Lance Workman, Will Reader

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Evolutionary psychology starts from the premise that the human brain is the product of natural selection; therefore, by adopting an evolutionary stance, we might come to better understand the mind and behaviour. The second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook gives an introduction to the fascinating science of evolutionary psychology covering its history, from the Ancient Greeks to the present day, and discusses how evolution can illuminate many of the topics taught in psychology departments. This new edition, now in 2 colour, includes an additional chapter on Evolution and Individual Differences which discusses how evolution might account for differences in personality and…    
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 503
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Will Reader is senior lecturer in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University, specialising in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and human-computer interaction. He has published articles in all these areas.

List of boxes
List of figures
List of tables
Preface to the second edition
Introduction to evolutionary psychology
Mechanisms of evolutionary change
Sexual selection
The evolution of human mate choice
Cognitive development and the innateness issue
Social development
The evolutionary psychology of social behaviour - kin relationships and conflict
The evolutionary psychology of social behaviour - reciprocity and group behaviour
Evolution, thought and cognition
The evolution of language
The evolution of emotion
Evolutionary psychopathology and Darwinian medicine
Evolution and individual differences
Evolutionary psychology and culture