Evolutionary Psychology

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 9, 2014 - Psychology - 561 pages
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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. Some 280 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.
 

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Popular science books on evolutionary psychology, especially those by Pinker, are great for convincing lay people of the value of evolutionary psychology. However, if you want to really understand EP ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to evolutionary psychology
1
Mechanisms of evolutionary change
37
Sexual selection
66
The evolution of human mate choice
101
Cognitive development and the innateness issue
129
Social development
163
The evolutionary psychology of social behaviour kin relationships and conflict
198
The evolutionary psychology of social behaviour reciprocity and group behaviour
222
Evolution and individual differences
398
Evolutionary psychology and culture
438
Glossary
473
References
486
Index
502
page viii
534
xvii
535
124
536

Evolution thought and cognition
248
The evolution of language
291
The evolution of emotion
329
Evolutionary psychopathology and Darwinian medicine
358

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Lance Workman is Honorary Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Glamorgan.

Will Reader is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University.

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