Evolution of the Psyche

Evolution of the Psyche

by Michael Luebbert, David Rosen


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Rosen and Luebbert have edited a collection providing a diverse sampling of theoretical and scientific approaches to understanding important markers connected with the evolution of the psyche. Markers from our evolutionary path can be discerned in the structure of the human brain, in our similarities to our infrahuman ancestors, and in contemporary behaviors that, as the essays make clear, continue to serve purposes best understood in our original environment of evolutionary adaptedness.

Written by some of the leading investigators in this field, they show why evolutionary psychology is the most useful paradigm for overcoming the current disintegration of the psychological sciences. All those with an interest in the origin of the human mind will find this book enlightening. It is an important collection for students, scholars, and other researchers of the psyche.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275963125
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/1999
Series: Human Evolution, Behavior, and Intelligence Series
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)

About the Author

DAVID H. ROSEN is Frank N. McMillan Professor of Analytical Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Texas A&M University./e Dr. Rosen has published extensively in book and journal form on medical and psychological topics.

MICHAEL C. LUEBBERT is with the Psychology Department at Texas A & M University, specializing in clinical psychology.

Table of Contents

Introduction by David H. Rosen and Michael C. Luebbert

Evolutionary Psychology: A New Paradigm for Psychological Science by David M. Buss

Sex and Mating: Sexual Strategies, Trade-offs, and Strategic Pluralism by Lorne Campbell, Jeffry A. Simpson, and Minda Orina

Historicity and Evolution of the Mind by William G. Graziano and Renee M. Tobin

Evolution of the Symbolic Self by John J. Skowronski and Constantine Sedikides

Evolution and Creativity by Steven M. Smith and Thomas B. Ward

An Evolutionary Perspective on Insight by Benton H. Pierce

The Evolution of Humor: Do Those Who Laugh Last? by Jyotsna Vaid

Evolutionary Memory by Holly L. Huston, David H. Rosen, and Steven M. Smith

On the Evolution of Interest: Cases in Serpent Art by Brett Cooke

The Survival Value of Forgiveness by Michael C. Luebbert

The Evolutionary Significance of Archetypal Dreams by Holly L. Huston

An Evolutionary Approach to Psychiatric Disorders: Group-Splitting and Schizophrenia by John Price and Anthony Stevens

An Evolutionary Perspective on Treatment by Anthony Stevens and John Price


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