Evolution and Social Psychology

Evolution and Social Psychology

by Mark Schaller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1841694177

ISBN-13: 9781841694177

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Why do we think about and interact with other people in the particular ways that we do? Might these thoughts and actions be contemporary products of our long-ago evolutionary past? If so, how might this be, and what are the implications? Research generated by an evolutionary approach to social psychology issues profound insights into self-concept, impression

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Why do we think about and interact with other people in the particular ways that we do? Might these thoughts and actions be contemporary products of our long-ago evolutionary past? If so, how might this be, and what are the implications? Research generated by an evolutionary approach to social psychology issues profound insights into self-concept, impression formation, prejudice, group dynamics, helping, aggression, social influence, culture, and every other topic that is fundamental to social psychology.

Evolution and Social Psychology is the first book to review and discuss this broad range of social psychological phenomena from an evolutionary perspective. It does so with a critical and constructive eye. Readers will emerge with a clear sense of the intellectual challenges, as well as the scientific benefits, of an evolutionarily-informed social psychology.

The world-renowned contributors identify new questions, new theories, and new hypotheses—many of which are only now beginning to be tested. Thus, this book not only summarizes the current status of the field, it also sets an agenda for the next generation of research on evolution and social psychology. Evolution and Social Psychology is essential reading for evolutionary psychologists and social psychologists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841694177
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Frontiers of Social Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

D.T. Kenrick, M. Schaller, J.A. Simpson, Evolution is the New Cognition. M.G. Haselton, D.C. Funder, The Evolution of Accuracy and Bias in Social Judgment. R. Kurzban, C.A. Aktipis, Modular Minds, Multiple Motives. C. Sedikides, J.J. Skowronski, R.I.M. Dunbar, When and Why Did the Human Self Evolve? L.A. Zebrowitz, J. Montepare, The Ecological Approach to Person Perception: Evolutionary Roots and Contemporary Offshoots. D. Keltner, J. Haidt, M.N. Shiota, Social Functionalism and the Evolution of Emotions. M.B. Brewer, L.R. Caporael, An Evolutionary Perspective on Social Identity: Revisiting Groups. S.L. Neuberg, C.A. Cottrell, Evolutionary Bases of Prejudices. G.J.O. Fletcher, J.A. Simpson, A. B. Boyes, Accuracy and Bias in Romantic Relationships: An Evolutionary and Social Psychological Analysis. S.E. Taylor, G.C. Gonzaga, Evolution, Relationships, and Health: The Social Shaping Hypothesis. M. Van Vugt, P.A.M. Van Lange, The Altruism Puzzle: Psychological Adaptations for Prosocial Behavior. D.M. Buss, J.D. Duntley, The Evolution of Aggression. J.M. Sundie, R.B. Cialdini, V. Griskevicius, D.T. Kenrick, Evolutionary Social Influence. T. Kameda, R. S. Tindal, Groups as Adaptive Devices: Human Docility and Group Aggregation Mechanisms in Evolutionary Context. A. Norenzayan, M. Schaller, S.J. Heine, Evolution and Culture.

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