Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind / Edition 3

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In the first edition, Evolutionary Psychology was the premier and original text for the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology. The third edition, containing a major update involving nearly 400 new references, continues this legacy.

David Buss, one of the foremost researchers in the field, has thoroughly revised his already enormously successful text to provide an even more comprehensive overview of this dynamic field. Using cutting-edge research and an engaging writing style, the third edition of Evolutionary Psychology ensures that you will master the material presented.

Highlights of the Third Edition

  • Expanded coverage of issues in clinical and psychopathology
  • Expanded coverage of culture and learning
  • New coverage of testosterone and human mating
  • New coverage of work on parenting and kinship adaptations
  • Expanded coverage of fMRI and other neuroscience findings
  • New work on adaptations linked with ovulation
  • New section on the evolution of intelligence

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

This textbook discusses the roots and innovations of the new science of evolutionary psychology, and how it helps us understand such behavioral problems and challenges as survival, sex and mating, parenting and kinship, and group living. It discusses long-term mating strategies of women and men, as well as short-term sexual strategies; aggression and warfare; conflict between the sexes; and status, prestige, and social dominance. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205483389
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/5/2007
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David M. Buss received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley in 1981. He began his career in academics at Harvard, later moving to the University of Michigan before accepting his current position as Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas. His primary research interests include human sexuality, mating strategies, conflict between the sexes, homicide, stalking, and sexual victimization. The author of more than 200 scientific articles and 6 books, Buss has won numerous awards including the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (1988), the APA G. Stanley Hall Lectureship (1990), the APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Award (2001), and the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award (2000) for the first edition of Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind. He is also the editor of the first comprehensive Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (2005, Wiley). He enjoys extensive cross-cultural research collaborations and lectures widely within the United States and abroad.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology 1
1 The Scientific Movements Leading to Evolutionary Psychology 3
2 The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology 33
Pt. 2 Problems of Survival 67
3 Combating the Hostile Forces of Nature: Human Survival Problems 69
Pt. 3 Challenges of Sex and Mating 97
4 Women's Long-Term Mating Strategies 99
5 Men's Long-Term Mating Strategies 131
6 Short-Term Sexual Strategies 161
Pt. 4 Challenges of Parenting and Kinship 187
7 Problems of Parenting 189
8 Problems of Kinship 222
Pt. 5 Problems of Group Living 251
9 Cooperative Alliances 253
10 Aggression and Warfare 278
11 Conflict between the Sexes 312
12 Status, Prestige, and Social Dominance 345
Pt. 6 An Integrated Psychological Science 371
13 Toward a Unified Evolutionary Psychology 373
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