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

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Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 2004 Hardcover New 1591471818. FLAWLESS COPY, PRISTINE, NEVER OPENED--459 pages--TABLE OF CONTENTS: Ch. 1 Introduction and overview 3 * Ch. 2 Natural ... and sexual selection 23 * Ch. 3 Hominid evolution and the motivation to control 45 * Ch. 4 Evolution and development of brain and cognition 83 * Ch. 5 Modular domains of the human mind 125 * Ch. 6 Heuristics and controlled problem solving 163 * Ch. 7 Evolution of control-related mental models 201 * Ch. 8 Evolution of general intelligence 253 * Ch. 9 General intelligence in modern society 307. --DESCRIPTION: --"This book sets out a comprehensive, integrated theory of why and how the human mind has developed to function as it does." "Geary proposes that human motivational, affective, behavioral, and cognitive systems have evolved to process social and ecological information (e.g., facial expressions) that covaried with survival or reproductive options during human evolution. In this view, Darwin's conceptualization of natural selection Read more Show Less

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"This book sets out a comprehensive, integrated theory of why and how the human mind has developed to function as it does." "Geary proposes that human motivational, affective, behavioral, and cognitive systems have evolved to process social and ecological information (e.g., facial expressions) that covaried with survival or reproductive options during human evolution. In this view, Darwin's conceptualization of natural selection as a "struggle for existence" becomes, for us, a struggle with other human beings for control of the available resources. This struggle provides a means of integrating modular brain and cognitive systems such as language with those brain and cognitive systems that support general intelligence. To support his arguments, Geary draws on an array of recent findings in cognitive science and neuroscience as well as primatology, anthropology, and sociology." Geary also explores a number of issues that are of interest in modern society, including how general intelligence relates to academic achievement, occupational status, and income.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781591471813
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction and overview 3
Ch. 2 Natural and sexual selection 23
Ch. 3 Hominid evolution and the motivation to control 45
Ch. 4 Evolution and development of brain and cognition 83
Ch. 5 Modular domains of the human mind 125
Ch. 6 Heuristics and controlled problem solving 163
Ch. 7 Evolution of control-related mental models 201
Ch. 8 Evolution of general intelligence 253
Ch. 9 General intelligence in modern society 307
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