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Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology Author Christopher Badcock
ISBN-10 9780745665627
Release 2013-05-31
Pages 318
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According to evolutionary biologists, we are the minders of our genes. But, as Christopher Badcock points out in this book, it is only recently that evolutionists have realized that minders need minds, and that evolution needs psychology to fill the yawning gap between genes and behaviour. Evolutionary Psychology assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and concentrates on the fundamental issues raised by the application of modern Darwinism to psychology. Basic concepts of evolution are explained carefully, so that the reader has a sound grasp of them before their often controversial application to psychology is discussed. The approach is a critical one, and the author does not hide the many difficulties that evolutionary psychology raises. Examples include the strange neglect of Darwin's own writings on psychology, and the fact that no existing theory has succeeded in explaining why the human brain evolved in the first place. The book is the first to give a non-technical account of remarkable new findings about the roles that conflicting genes play in building different parts of the brain. It is also the first to consider the consequences of this for controversies like those over nature/nurture, IQ, brain lateralization and consciousness. Evolutionary Psychology is based on many years experience of teaching evolution and psychology to social science students, and is intended for all who wish to get to grips with the basic issues of one of the most exciting and rapidly growing areas of modern science.

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology Author C. R. Badcock
ISBN-10 OCLC:1024892660
Release 2000
Pages 304
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Evolutionary Psychology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Evolutionary Psychology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Evolutionary Psychology book for free.

Evolutionary Psychology 101

Evolutionary Psychology 101 Author Glenn Geher
ISBN-10 9780826107183
Release 2013-10-10
Pages 213
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Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology Author Lance Workman
ISBN-10 9781107044647
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 561
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"Written for undergraduate psychology students, and assuming little knowledge of evolutionary science, the third edition of this classic textbook provides an essential introduction to evolutionary psychology. Fully updated with the latest research and new learning features, it provides a thought-provoking overview of evolution and illuminates the evolutionary foundation of many of the broader topics taught in psychology departments. The text retains its balanced and critical evaluation of hypotheses and full coverage of the fundamental topics required for undergraduates. This new edition includes more material on the social and reproductive behaviour of non-human primates, morality, cognition, development and culture as well as new photos, illustrations,text boxes and thought questions to support student learning. Nearly 300 online multiple choice questions complete the student questioning package. This new material complements the classic features of this text, which include suggestions for further reading, chapter summaries, a glossary, and two-colour figures throughout"--

The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience

The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience Author Stephen V. Shepherd
ISBN-10 9781119994695
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 560
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Comprehensive and authoritative, The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience unifies the diverse strands of an interdisciplinary field exploring the evolution of brains and cognition. A comprehensive reference that unifies the diverse interests and approaches associated with the neuroscientific study of brain evolution and the emergence of cognition Tackles some of the biggest questions in neuroscience including what brains are for, what factors constrain their biological development, and how they evolve and interact Provides a broad and balanced view of the subject, reviewing both vertebrate and invertebrate anatomy and emphasizing their shared origins and mechanisms Features contributions from highly respected scholars in their fields

Comparative Psychology

Comparative Psychology Author Mauricio R. Papini
ISBN-10 9781136873195
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 800
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This textbook introduces the student to evolutionary and developmental approaches to the study of animal behavior. It can be used as a core textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Evolutionary Psychology.

Attachment Evolution and the Psychology of Religion

Attachment  Evolution  and the Psychology of Religion Author Lee A. Kirkpatrick
ISBN-10 1593850883
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 400
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In this provocative and engaging book, Lee Kirkpatrick establishes a broad, comprehensive framework for approaching the psychology of religion from an evolutionary perspective. Kirkpatrick argues that religion is a collection of byproducts of numerous psychological mechanisms and systems that evolved for other functions.

A Mind Of Her Own

A Mind Of Her Own Author Anne Campbell
ISBN-10 9780199609543
Release 2013-05-16
Pages 431
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When Darwin proposed that females shape evolution by being choosy in their choice of male suitors, his Victorian contemporaries were shocked that he accorded so much importance to women. But this early view of the female role was far from revolutionary: They were simply allowed to be passive 'quality controllers' of male genes. Recent years have shown that the inert 'coy female' is a myth. For a male, a high sex drive and a taste for variety may improve his fitness. But for a female, successful reproduction goes far beyond copulation. She bears the brunt of parental investment with each child represents years of commitment from pregnancy and breast-feeding to provisioning and guarding. For her genetic lineage to survive, she must do this better than her rivals. Each of us comes from a line of winning mothers. Women are, after all, the first and default sex. It is women who bear children. A child born with a single X chromosome can survive, but not one with a single Y. In a population crash, a female-biased population will survive far better than a male-heavy one. In this book, Anne Campbell redresses the balance of evolutionary theory in favour of women. She examines how selection pressures have shaped the female mind over thousands of generations: Their emotions, friendship, competition, aggression and mate choice. She brings together data from neuroscience, endocrinology, anthropology, primatology as well as psychology to address fundamental questions about sex differences.... Why are women less aggressive than men? Were women designed for monogamy or promiscuity? What do women compete for? Why is conflict between males and females inevitable? What makes each woman unique? Have contraception and IVF subverted the process of natural selection?

Adaptive Origins

Adaptive Origins Author Peter LaFrenière
ISBN-10 9781136945175
Release 2011-01-07
Pages 408
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In this text, students are invited to rethink psychology by grounding it in the natural sciences with the understanding that evolutionary and developmental processes work together with culture to solve problems of human adaptation. These processes are cast as interdependent: Development cannot be understood except in the light of evolutionary theory, and the best proof of evolution is the fact of development. For students of evolutionary psychology, all the central topics -- such as evolved mental modules for theory of mind or language -- require an understanding of the developmental processes that lead to their expression. Genes, as important as they are, are never the whole story. The role of biological factors is explored in chapters outlining evolution, development, genetics, human origins, hormones and the brain. Then, the integrative value of this evolutionary/developmental vision in understanding key topics in psychology is illustrated by applying it to traditional area of inquiry including infancy and attachment, emotions and their expression, social relations with peers, cognitive and language development, sex differences, courtship and mating, violence and aggression, and cooperation and competition.

Sense and Nonsense

Sense and Nonsense Author Kevin N. Laland
ISBN-10 9780199586967
Release 2011-04-07
Pages 270
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This book asks whether evolution can help us to understand human behaviour and explores diverse evolutionary methods and arguments. It provides a short, readable introduction to the science behind the works of Dawkins, Dennett, Wilson and Pinker. It is widely used in undergraduate courses around the world.

Your Career in Psychology

Your Career in Psychology Author Tara L. Kuther
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017879617
Release 2004
Pages 88
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Careers in Psychology and Law is a supplemental text that deals the work involved, salaries, and training available for various careers in psychology. The book contains profiles of practicing psychologists to give students a clear sense of what each career involves. For example, there is a profile of Karen Franklin on expert testimony, a profile of Scyatta Wallace who is a congressional fellow, as well as Lawrence Wrightsman for forensic psychology.

Essential Evolutionary Psychology

Essential Evolutionary Psychology Author Simon Hampton
ISBN-10 9781412935852
Release 2010-01-20
Pages 258
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Essential Evolutionary Psychology introduces students to the core theories, approaches, and findings that are the necessary foundations for developing an understanding of evolutionary psychology. It offers a sound, brief, and student friendly explication of how evolutionary theory has been and is applied in psychology. The book unpicks the very essence of human evolution, and how this knowledge is used to give evolutionary accounts of four of the central pillars of human behavior - cooperation, attraction, aggression, and family formation. It also covers evolutionary accounts of abnormal behavior, language and culture.

The Evolution of Violence

The Evolution of Violence Author Todd K. Shackelford
ISBN-10 9781461493143
Release 2013-11-09
Pages 244
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This volume is an interdisciplinary exploration of our understanding of the causes and consequences of violence. Represented in its chapters are noted scholars from a variety of fields including psychology, anthropology, law, and literature. The contributions reflect a broad scope of inquiry and diverse levels of analysis. With an underlying evolutionary theme each of the contributors invoke their separate areas of expertise, offering empirical and theoretical insights to this complex subject. The multi-faceted aspect of the book is meant to engender new perspectives that will synthesize current knowledge and lead to a more nuanced understanding of an ever timely issue in human behavior. Of additional interest, is a foreword written by world renowned psychologist, Steven Pinker, and an afterword by noted evolutionary scholar, Richard Dawkins.

Biological Psychology An Introduction to Behavioral Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

Biological Psychology  An Introduction to Behavioral  Cognitive  and Clinical Neuroscience Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781467225670
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 420
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Biological Psychology, An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Darwin s Bass

Darwin s Bass Author Paul Quinnett
ISBN-10 9781449440718
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 256
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In this follow-up to his widely acclaimed Pavlov's Trout, internationally recognized psychologist and 50-year fisherman Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., explores the evolutionary foundations of fishing and why so many people have such a strong bond to the sport. Referencing Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species, Quinnett examines how people have evolved, and in some ways "de-evolved", from our fishing and evolutionary partner the black bass. Throughout Darwin's Bass, Quinnett uses a variety of fishing situations to examine man's place in the evolutionary universe. The book is also a field guide to a better life, as Quinnett offers clinical advice on how to live longer, happier, and healthier by fishing often and hard.

An Introduction to the History of Psychology

An Introduction to the History of Psychology Author B. Hergenhahn
ISBN-10 9781133958093
Release 2013-02-27
Pages 720
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Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with animal spirits, and psychology was officially deemed a science in the 19th century. In this Seventh Edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley demonstrate that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. The book’s numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, engage readers and facilitate their understanding of each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology Author Catherine Salmon
ISBN-10 9780195396690
Release 2011-05-27
Pages 409
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The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology focuses on the psychology behind people's familial behavior, an understanding of which can illuminate our understanding of modern, ancient, and animal families.