Evolutionary Psychology / Edition 2

Evolutionary Psychology / Edition 2

by Steven J. C. Gaulin, Donald H. McBurney
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131115294

ISBN-13: 9780131115293

Pub. Date: 07/25/2003

Publisher: Pearson

The second edition of Evolutionary Psychology is the only book on the market that shows the relevance of evolutionary thinking to the entire range of psychological phenomena, and it does so at a level appropriate for readers new to the field. Each chapter deals with a particular topic by illustrating how an evolutionary approach illuminates

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The second edition of Evolutionary Psychology is the only book on the market that shows the relevance of evolutionary thinking to the entire range of psychological phenomena, and it does so at a level appropriate for readers new to the field. Each chapter deals with a particular topic by illustrating how an evolutionary approach illuminates behavior as a response to problems faced by humans in our evolutionary past. The authors—representing the disciplines of both psychology and anthropology—present their material traditionally: they first provide the foundation for understanding the fundamentals of modern evolutionary theory; then systematically apply this theory to learning, cognition, perception, emotion, development, pathology, and more. For any reader interested in a richer understanding of human behavior and the psychological mechanisms that underlie it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131115293
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/25/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
457,819
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.)

1. Clearing the Way for an Evolutionary Psychology.

2. Evolution by Natural Selection.

3. The Genetic Basis for Evolution.

4. Sensation and Perception.

5. Consciousness.

6. Motivation and Emotion.

7. Cognition.

8. Learning: How Experience Modifies Behavior.

9. Individuality: Intelligence and Personality.

10. Health.

11. Abnormal Psychology.

12. The Psychology of Human Mating.

13. Families and Development.

14. Social Behavior.

15. Culture.

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