Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind / Edition 2

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In its first edition, Evolutionary Psychology: The Science of the Mind was the premier and original text for the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology. 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 Second Edition of Evolutionary Psychologyensures that your students will master the material presented.

Highlights of the Second Edition:

  • Offers a logical progression of topics by discussing adaptive problems that humans face.
  • Integrates additional material on cognition and language throughout the text.
  • Includes stories, media and cultural examples and illustrations, and applications to the personal lives of students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205370719
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/6/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology 1
1 The Scientific Movements Leading to Evolutionary Psychology 2
2 The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology 36
Pt. 2 Problems of Survival 69
3 Combating the Hostile Forces of Nature: Human Survival Problems 70
Pt. 3 Challenges of Sex and Mating 103
4 Women's Long-Term Mating Strategies 104
5 Men's Long-Term Mating Strategies 135
6 Short-Term Sexual Strategies 163
Pt. 4 Challenges of Parenting and Kinship 187
7 Problems of Parenting 188
8 Problems of Kinship 220
Pt. 5 Problems of Group Living 251
9 Cooperative Alliances 252
10 Aggression and Warfare 280
11 Conflict between the Sexes 311
12 Status, Prestige, and Social Dominance 344
Pt. 6 An Integrated Psychological Science 371
13 Toward a Unified Evolutionary Psychology 372
Bibliography 413
Index 441
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