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Essential Evolutionary Psychology


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Februar 2009

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`It is refreshing, in the wake of the sometimes uncritical enthusiasm for evolutionary psychology, to read a thoughtful and balanced account of the problems as well as the benefits of an evolutionary perspective on human behaviour' -
Professor Anne Campbell, Durham University

Essential Evolutionary Psychology introduces students to the core theories, approaches, and findings that are the necessary foundations for developing an understanding of the evolutionary psychology.

It offers a sound, brief and student friendly explication of how evolutionary theory has been and is applied in psychology. The book unpicks the very essence of human evolution, and how this knowledge is used to give evolutionary accounts of four of the central pillars of human behaviour - cooperation, attraction, aggression, and family formation. It also covers evolutionary accounts of abnormal behaviour, language and culture.
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Inhaltsverzeichnis

Darwin's Argument and Three Problems
Heritability, Sexual Selection and Altruism
What Is Evolutionary Psychology?
The Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness
Brains, Minds and Consciousness
Co-Operation and Interdependence
Families and Parenting
Mate Selection
Competition, Aggression and Violence
Evolution and Language
Evolution and Abnormal Psychology
Evolution and Culture
The Future of Evolutionary Psychology

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`It is refreshing, in the wake of the sometimes uncritical enthusiasm for evolutionary psychology, to read a thoughtful and balanced account of the problems as well as the benefits of an evolutionary perspective on human behaviour' - Professor Anne Campbell, Durham University
EAN: 9781412935852
ISBN: 1412935857
Untertitel: black & white illustrations, figures. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SAGE Publications Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2009
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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