The Origin of the Mind: Evolution of Brain, Cognition and General Intelligence / Edition 1 by David C. Geary | 9781591471813 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Origin of the Mind: Evolution of Brain, Cognition and General Intelligence / Edition 1

The Origin of the Mind: Evolution of Brain, Cognition and General Intelligence / Edition 1

by David C. Geary
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591471818

ISBN-13: 9781591471813

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: American Psychological Association

This groundbreaking book sets out a comprehensive, integrated theory of why and how the human mind has developed to function as it does.

Overview

This groundbreaking book sets out a comprehensive, integrated theory of why and how the human mind has developed to function as it does.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591471813
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresvii
Prefacexi
Chapter 1Introduction and Overview3
Chapter 2Natural and Sexual Selection23
Chapter 3Hominid Evolution and the Motivation to Control45
Chapter 4Evolution and Development of Brain and Cognition83
Chapter 5Modular Domains of the Human Mind125
Chapter 6Heuristics and Controlled Problem Solving163
Chapter 7Evolution of Control-Related Mental Models201
Chapter 8Evolution of General Intelligence253
Chapter 9General Intelligence in Modern Society307
Afterword339
References343
Author Index419
Subject Index437
About the Author459

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