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Evolutionary psychology occupies an important place in the drive to understand and explain human behavior. Darwinian ideas provide powerful tools to illuminate how fundamental aspects of the way humans think, feel, and interact derive from reproductive interests and an ultimate need for survival. In this updated and expanded edition of Evolution and Human Behavior,John Cartwright considers the emergence of Homo sapiensas a species and looks at contemporary issues, such as familial relationships and conflict and cooperation, in light of key theoretical principles. The book covers basic concepts including natural and sexual selection, life history theory, and the fundamentals of genetics. New material will be found in chapters on emotion, culture, incest avoidance, ethics, and cognition and reasoning. Two new chapters are devoted to the evolutionary analysis of mental disorders. Students of psychology, human biology, and physical and cultural anthropology will find Evolution and Human Behaviora comprehensive textbook of great value. A Bradford Book
Table of Contents
|Fundamentals of the Evolutionary Approach|
|Evolution and Theories of Mind and Behavior, Darwin and After|
|Darwinism, Inclusive Fitness and the Selfish Gene|
|Sex, Sexual Selection and Life History Theory|
|Foundations of Darwinian Psychology|
|Human Evolution and its Consequences|
|The Evolution of Homo Sapiens|
|Encephalization and the Emergence of the Human Mind|
|Cognition and Emotion|
|Modularity, Cognition and Reasoning|
|Cooperation and Conflict|
|Kin Selection and Altruism|
|Conflict Within Families and Other Groups|
|Mating and Mate Choice|
|Human Sexual Behavior|
|Mating Systems and Mating Strategies|
|Human Mate Choice|
|The Evolutionary Logic of Sexual Desire|
|Incest Avoidance and the Westermarck Effect|
|The Disordered Mind|
|Some Theoretical Approaches|
|Some Case Studies|
|The Evolution of Culture|
|Genes and Memes|
|Epilogue: The Use and Abuse of Evolutionary Theory|
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