Evolutionary Psychology: The Ultimate Origins of Human Behavior / Edition 1 available in Paperback
A short, broad introduction to the emerging field of evolutionary psychology (the study of adaptive significance of behavior). 10 short chapters introduce the reader to the major topics within the field of evolutionary psychology (from "Social Order and Disorder" to "Mating and Reproduction" to "The Creative Impulse: The Origins of Technology and Art"). For psychologists, students, or anyone interested in evolutionary psychology.
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Table of ContentsEach chapter concludes with "Chapter Summary."
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
1. Origins: The Roots of Evolutionary Psychology.
The Modern Synthesis.
Behavior as a Function of Evolution.
2. From Big Bang to Big Brain.
Life in the Universe.
3. Encephalization and the Emergence of Mind.
The Prime Movers in Hominid Encephalization.
The Modular Brain.
The Modular Mind.
4. Language: Crown Jewel of Communication.
The Nature of Language.
5. Mating and Reproduction.
The Aesthetics of Attraction.
Jealousy and Mate-Guarding.
7. Social Order and Disorder.
Dominance Hierarchies: The Coordination of Affiliation and Aggression.
The Biochemistry of Status and the Function of Mood States.
The Evolution of Compassion.
8. Personality and Psychopathology.
Early Personality Theorists.
Contemporary Approaches to Personality Theory.
The Three Factor Model of Personality.
The Five Factor Model of Personality.
Evolutionary Theory and Personality.
Personality and Abnormal Behavior.
9. The Creative Impulse: The Origins of Technology and Art.
Consciousness and the Symbolic Universe.
10. Ancient Mammal in a Brave New World.
Stress: Then and Now.
Indoctrination, Nationalism and War.
Better Living through Chemistry: Psychopharmacology.
The New Eugenics: Genetic Engineering.
Appendix A: Wason Selection Tasks for Cheater Detection (Cosmides & Tooby, 1992).
Appendix B: A Primer of Neurotransmitters and Their Function.