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Evolutionary Psychology 101 / Edition 1

Evolutionary Psychology 101 / Edition 1

by Glenn Geher
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ISBN-13: 9780826107183
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Series: Psych 101
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 599,397
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Glenn Geher, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is also Director of the University's interdisciplinary Evolutionary Studies program, which was recently, along with the sister program at Binghamton University, awarded a large grant from the National Science Foundation. Additionally, Dr. Geher is Founding President of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, the world's second largest society dedicated to the study of human behavior from an evolutionary perspective. He has published 30 scholarly books, book chapters, and articles on evolutionary psychology, including Mating Intelligence, co-edited with Geoffrey Miller. Dr. Geher also writes a popular blog for the international Evolutionary Studies Consortium, "Building Darwin's Bridges". He was awarded the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association's Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2007 as well as the SUNY Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008.

Table of Contents


SECTION 1: Introducing Evolutionary Psychology

1. What is Evolutionary Psychology?

SECTION 2: Domains of Human Behavior Shaped by Evolution

2. Evolution and Child Development: The Slowly Developing Ape

3. Courtship and Intrasexual Competition: The Hot Ape

4. Sex: The Excited Ape

5. Pair-Bonding: The Somewhat-Monogamous Ape

6. Altruism: The Oftentimes-Helpful, Churchgoing Ape

7. Aggression, Warfare, and Human Nastiness: The Killer Ape

SECTION 3: Applied Evolutionary Psychology and the Future of the Field

8. Evolutionary Psychology Applied to Society: The Can’t-We-All-Just-Get-Along Ape

9. Controversies that Surround Evolutionary Psychology

10. The Future of Evolutionary Psychology

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