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Evolutionary Psychology And Violence / Edition 1

Evolutionary Psychology And Violence / Edition 1

by Jose Magone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275974677

ISBN-13: 9780275974671

Pub. Date: 03/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Each chapter in this volume poses a public policy issue related to violence, describes aspects of evolutionary psychology that are relative, and then posits public policy recommendations based on this psychological model. Topics covered also include psychopathy, despotism, and suicide bombings. This volume is designed as an accessible way for policymakers outside

Overview

Each chapter in this volume poses a public policy issue related to violence, describes aspects of evolutionary psychology that are relative, and then posits public policy recommendations based on this psychological model. Topics covered also include psychopathy, despotism, and suicide bombings. This volume is designed as an accessible way for policymakers outside of academia to learn about new theoretical developments.

Evolutionary psychology—a relatively new theoretical model of psychology—provides valuable and exciting insights on human violence and public policy issues related to human violence, from war and terrorism to rape and criminality. To this end, each chapter in this volume poses a public policy issues related to violence, describes aspects of evolutionary psychology that are relative and then posits public policy recommendations based on this psychological model. Topics covered also include psycopathy, despotism, and suicide bombings. This volume, designed as an accessible way for policymakers outside of academia to learn about new theoretical developments, also explodes the myths about evolutionary psychology, such as the false claim that it justifies immoral behavior or focuses only on humans' ugly underbelly.

While appealing to policymakers across foundations and agencies, this collection will also interest scholars and teachers focused on evolutionary psychology, public policy, criminal justice, security, public affairs, sociology, and anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275974671
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2003
Series:
Psychological Dimensions to War and Peace Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Joseph Graves Jr.

Preface by Richard W. Bloom and Nancy K. Dess

The Evolution of Scientific Psychology and Public Policy: On Violence and Its Antidotes by Richard W. Bloom

The Social Implications of Evolutionary Psychology: Linking Brain Biochemistry, Toxins, and Violent Crime by Roger D. Masters

Psychopathy as an Adaptation: Implications for Society and Social Policy by Stuart Kinner

Combating Rape: Views of an Evolutionary Psychologist by Linda Mealey

Mate Homicide: TBA by David Buss

Fear and Death and Social Behavior: The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg, and Tom Pyszczynski

An Evolutionary Perspective on Intercultural Conflict: Basic Mechanisms and Implications for Immigration Policy by Harold D. Fishbein and Nancy K. Dess

Global Conflict Resolution: An Anthropological Diagnosis of Problems with World Governance by Christopher Boehm

Violence and Its Antidotes: Promises and Pitfalls of Evolutionarily Aware Policy Development by Nancy K. Dess

Index

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