Evolution and Human Behaviour: Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature / Edition 2

Evolution and Human Behaviour: Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature / Edition 2

by John Cartwright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333986326

ISBN-13: 9780333986325

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This is an accessible and comprehensive student textbook dealing explicitly with Darwinism and human affairs. It is an overview of the key theoretical principles of human sociobiology and evolutionary psychology and shows how they illuminate the way humans think and behave. This textbook will be of value to psychology and biology undergraduates but specifically those

Overview

This is an accessible and comprehensive student textbook dealing explicitly with Darwinism and human affairs. It is an overview of the key theoretical principles of human sociobiology and evolutionary psychology and shows how they illuminate the way humans think and behave. This textbook will be of value to psychology and biology undergraduates but specifically those studying evolutionary psychology, animal behaviour and evolutionary theory, sociobiology, biological anthropology and behavioural ecology. This new edition devotes more to key topics, and takes into account recent research in the area. Additions include material on mental disorders, emotions and their expression, the evolutionary basis to morality, and cognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333986325
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction * Darwin's Legacy * The Selfish Gene * Social Behaviour: Kin, Reciprocity and Conflict * Mating Behaviour and sexual selection * Human Sexual Behaviour and Mate Choice * The Evolution of Brain Size * The Modular Mind: Thought, Language and Cognition * Emotions and Their Function * Evolutionary Psychopathology * Moral Systems * The Evolution of Culture * Epilogue Historical Introduction * Darwin's Legacy * The Selfish Gene * Social Behaviour: Kin, Reciprocity and Conflict * Mating Behaviour and sexual selection * Human Sexual Behaviour and Mate Choice * The Evolution of Brain Size * The Modular Mind: Thought, Language and Cognition * Emotions and Their Function * Evolutionary Psychopathology * Moral Systems * The Evolution of Culture * Epilogue

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