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Evolutionary Psychology An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521805325

ISBN-13: 9780521805322

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lance Workman, Will Reader

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This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the increasingly important and fascinating science of evolutionary psychology, which attempts to understand the mind and behavior in terms of the evolutionary pressures that shaped them. The text carefully integrates evolutionary ideas with those of mainstream academic psychology to complement traditional courses and offers abundant critical evaluation. Topics covered include cognitive and social development, language, emotion, and evolutionary psychopathology. Each chapter features: Preview and list of key terms Text boxes containing interesting supplementary material Summary of key ideas Guide to further reading.
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
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 figures
List of tables
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
Evolutionary psychology and culture