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Evolutionary Psychology: A Clinical Introduction / Edition 1

Evolutionary Psychology: A Clinical Introduction / Edition 1

by Christopher Badcock


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745622064
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/27/2000
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Christopher Badcock is Reader in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS, Preface, Acknowledgements, Chapter 1 SELECTIONAND ADAPTATION The concept of evolution, Natural selection,Survival of the fittest, Three assumptions about adaptations, TheEEA, The argument from design, Design flaws in evolution, The Swissarmy knife model of the mind, The triune brain, The costs andbenefits of human brain evolution, The evolutionary psychology ofevolutionary psychology. Chapter 2 GENETICS AND EPIGENETICS:Inheritance and acquired characteristics, Blending inheritance andmutation, Mendel, the discovery of DNA, The genetic code,Development and preformation, Epigenesis, The role of the singleGene, Genetic and environmental determinism, The problem withprogramming behaviour, Epigenetic agents, Chapter 3 THE EVOLUTION& PSYCHOLOGY OF CO-OPERATION: Super-organisms and groupselection, Individualism in groups, The problem of altruism,Hamilton's inequality, Kin altruism, Inclusive fitness, Prisoner'sdilemma, Iterated prisoner's dilemma, Familiarity and reputation,The evolved psychology of reciprocity, Cognitive adaptations forsocial exchange. Chapter 4 MIND, EMOTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS:Anti-mentalism, Autism and theory of mind, Darwin's threeprinciples of the expression of the emotions, Evolutionarypsychology and The Expression of the Emotions, The pleasureprinciple, Freud and Darwin, Triver's evolutionary psychodynamicsof consciousness, Divided consciousness, Mental topography &brain lateralization, Chapter 5 SEX, MATING AND PARENTALINVESTMENT: Sex and parental investment, Variance of reproductivesuccess, Mating systems, Divorce and remarriage, Human sexualadaptations, Mating preferences, Sex, scent and the selfish gene,Sex ratios, Sex discrimination, abortion and infanticide in humans.Chapter 6 GROWTH, DEVELOPMEMT AND CONFLICT: Parent-offspringconflict, Genomic imprinting, Conflict in pregnancy, Imprintedgenes and brain development, Postnatal depression, Weaningconflicts, Psychological conflict between parent and child, Geneticconflict and Freudian psychodynamics, The evolution of ambivalence.Chapter 7 NATURE, NURTURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: Evolutionarypsychology and the SSSM, Memes, Conditioning, The nurtureassumption, Language, Turner's syndrome, The nature of nurture.Glossary of technical terms, References, Index

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