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The foundations of practice and the most recent discoveries in theintriguing newfield of evolutionary psychology

Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior? By taking aim at such questions, the science of evolutionary psychology has emerged as a vibrant new discipline producing groundbreaking insights. In The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, leading contributors discuss the foundations of the field as well as recent discoveries currently shaping this burgeoning area of psychology.

Guided by an editorial board made up of such luminaries as Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Don Symons, Steve Pinker, Martin Daly, Margo Wilson, and Helena Cronin, the text’s chapters delve into a comprehensive range of topics. They cover the full range of the discipline: Foundations of evolutionary psychology; survival; mating; parenting and kinship; group living; interfaces with traditional disciplines of evolutionary psychology; and interfaces across disciplines.

In addition to an in-depth survey of the theory and practice of evolutionary psychology, the text also features an enlightening discussion of this discipline in the context of the law, medicine, and culture. An Afterword by Richard Dawkins provides some final thoughts from the renowned writer and exponent of evolutionary theory. Designed to set the standard for handbooks in the field,The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychologyis an indispensable reference tool for every evolutionary psychologist and student.

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"Highly Recommended!" (Choice, September 2006)

" … all university libraries catering for the broad range of the behavioural sciences should certainly consider acquiring copies for their lending stock." (Reference Reviews, April 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471264033
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1056
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 2.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the emergence of evolutionary psychology
Pt. I Foundations of evolutionary psychology
1 Conceptual foundations of evolutionary psychology 5
2 Life history theory and evolutionary psychology 68
3 Domain specificity and intuitive ontology 96
4 Methods of evolutionary sciences 119
5 Controversial issues in evolutionary psychology 145
Pt. II Survival
6 Locating places 177
7 Adaptations to predators and prey 200
8 Adaptations to dangers from humans 224
Pt. III Mating
Adaptationism and human mating psychology 255
9 Fundamentals of human mating strategies 258
10 Physical attractiveness in adaptationist perspective 292
11 Adaptations to ovulation 344
12 Female infidelity and sperm competition 372
13 Sexual coercion 394
14 Commitment, love, and mate retention 419
Pt. IV Parenting and kinship
15 Cooperation and conflict among kin 447
16 Evolution of paternal investment 483
17 Parental investment and parent-offspring conflict 506
18 Altruism and genetic relatedness 528
19 Hormones and the human family 552
Pt. V Group living
20 Neurocognitive adaptations designed for social exchange 584
21 Aggression 628
22 Managing ingroup and outgroup relationships 653
23 Dominance, status, and social hierarchies 676
24 The evolution of language 698
25 The evolution of cognitive bias 724
26 The evolution of morality 747
Pt. VI Evolutionizing traditional disciplines of psychology
27 Evolutionary cognitive psychology 776
28 Evolutionary social psychology 803
29 Evolutionary developmental psychology 828
30 Evolutionary personality psychology 851
31 Biological function and dysfunction 878
32 Evolutionary psychology and mental health 903
Pt. VII Applications of evolutionary psychology to other disciplines
33 Literature and evolutionary psychology 931
34 Evolutionary psychology and the law 953
Afterword 975
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