Evolution and Genetics for Psychology

Author: Daniel Nettle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199231515

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Evolution and Genetics for Psychology lays out the conceptual toolkit one needs in order to think in evolutionary terms - and to apply this thinking to any subject. With the toolkit firmly in place, it goes on to show how these key concepts are applied to issues of human behaviour, from sex to social relationships, to learning.
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Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology

Author: Charles Crawford,Dennis Krebs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135704147

Category: Psychology

Page: 540

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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.
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Gale Researcher Guide for: Overview of Evolution and Genes in Psychology

Author: Eric Stocks

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 153585863X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 8

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Overview of Evolution and Genes in Psychology is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
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Evolutionary Psychology

An Introduction

Author: Lance Workman,Will Reader

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107783100

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Written for undergraduate psychology students, and assuming little knowledge of evolutionary science, the third edition of this classic textbook provides an essential introduction to evolutionary psychology. Fully updated with the latest research and new learning features, it provides a thought-provoking overview of evolution and illuminates the evolutionary foundation of many of the broader topics taught in psychology departments. The text retains its balanced and critical evaluation of hypotheses and full coverage of the fundamental topics required for undergraduates. This new edition includes more material on the social and reproductive behaviour of non-human primates, morality, cognition, development and culture as well as new photos, illustrations, text boxes and thought questions to support student learning. Some 280 online multiple choice questions complete the student questioning package. This new material complements the classic features of this text, which include suggestions for further reading, chapter summaries, a glossary, and two-colour figures throughout.
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Evolutionary Psychology and Motivation

Author: Jeffrey A. French,Alan C. Kamil,Daniel W. Leger,Martin Daly

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803229266

Category: Psychology

Page: 221

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Recent media coverage of the controversial theory of sexual violence as a product of biological evolution has once again brought the question of the origins of human motivation into the public eye. In this volume, leading scholars in behavioral studies examine the value of evolutionary perspectives in understanding psychological motivations. Beginning with the fundamental fact that humans are part of the biological world, evolutionary psychologists contend that human motivations and mental processes should be understood as by-products of natural selection. By viewing human psychology?both normal and abnormal?within this framework, evolutionary psychologists intend to bridge the disciplinary divide between traditional psychology and fields such as biology.
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The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences

Author: David M. Buss,Patricia H. Hawley

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195372093

Category: Psychology

Page: 498

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Capturing a scientific change in thinking about personality and individual differences that has been building over the past 15 years, and this volume stands at an important moment in the development of psychology as a discipline. It draws together theoretical inspiration from life history theory, evolutionary genetics, molecular genetics, developmental psychology, personality psychology, and evolutionary psychology.
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Human Genetics for the Social Sciences

Author: Gregory Carey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923459

Category: Psychology

Page: 506

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A discussion of human genetics in everday behavior covers such topics as biology, evolutionary psychology, and genetics of individual difference.
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Sense and Nonsense

Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behaviour

Author: Kevin N. Laland,Gillian R. Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199586969

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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This book asks whether evolution can help us to understand human behaviour and explores diverse evolutionary methods and arguments. It provides a short, readable introduction to the science behind the works of Dawkins, Dennett, Wilson and Pinker. It is widely used in undergraduate courses around the world.
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The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471727229

Category: Psychology

Page: 850

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The foundations of practice and the most recent discoveries in theintriguing newfield of evolutionary psychology Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior? By taking aim at such questions, the science of evolutionary psychology has emerged as a vibrant new discipline producing groundbreaking insights. In The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, leading contributors discuss the foundations of the field as well as recent discoveries currently shaping this burgeoning area of psychology. Guided by an editorial board made up of such luminaries as Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Don Symons, Steve Pinker, Martin Daly, Margo Wilson, and Helena Cronin, the text's chapters delve into a comprehensive range of topics, covering the full range of the discipline: Foundations of evolutionary psychology Survival Mating Parenting and kinship Group living Interfaces with traditional disciplines of evolutionary psychology And interfaces across disciplines. In addition to an in-depth survey of the theory and practice of evolutionary psychology, the text also features an enlightening discussion of this discipline in the context of the law, medicine, and culture. An Afterword by Richard Dawkins provides some final thoughts from the renowned writer and exponent of evolutionary theory. Designed to set the standard for handbooks in the field, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an indispensable reference tool for every evolutionary psychologist and student.
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The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Integrations

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118755804

Category: Psychology

Page: 800

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The science of evolutionary psychology, which aims to answer such questions as "Why is the mind designed the way it is?" and "How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior?" has emerged as a vibrant new discipline with groundbreaking discoveries. In this handbook leading scholars in the field discuss the foundations of the field and recent discoveries. The seminal handbook of its kind in the field, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an indispensable reference tool for every psychologist and student interested in keeping abreast of new ideas in the field.
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