Evolutionary Psychology : The New Science of the Mind

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Written by well-known author and researcher, David Buss, this was the premier and original book for the burgeoning field of Evolutionary Psychology.Thoroughly revised, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the field in a book that was enormously successful.For anyone interested in Evolutionary Psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Foundations Of Evolutionary Psychology
Scientific Movements Leading to Evolutionary
PsychologyLandmarks in the History of Evolutionary
Psychology Evolution before Darwin Darwin's
Theory of Natural Selection Darwin's
Theory of Sexual Selection
The Role of Natural and Sexual Selection in Evolutionary
Theory The Modern Synthesis
Genes and Particulate Inheritance
The Ethology Movement
The Inclusive Fitness Revolution
Clarifying Adaptation and Natural Selection
Trivers's Seminal Theories
The Sociobiology Controversy
Common Misunderstandings About Evolutionary
Theory Misunderstanding
Human Behavior is Genetically Determined Misunderstanding
If It's Evolutionary, Then We Can't Change It Misunderstanding
Current Mechanisms are Optimally Designed
Milestones in the Origins of Modern Humans
Out of Africa versusMultiregional OriginsLandmarks in the Field of Psychology
Freud's psychoanalytic theory Williams James and the Psychology of Instincts
The Rise of Behaviorism
The Astonishing Discoveries of Cultural Variability
The Garcia effect, prepared fears, and decline of behaviorism Peering into the Black
Box: The Cognitive RevolutionSummary
The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
The Origins of Human Nature
Three Theories of the Origins of Adaptive Mechanisms
The Three Products of Evolution
Levels of Evolutionary Analysis in Evolutionary Psychology
The Core of Human Nature
Fundamentals of Evolved Psychological Mechanisms
All Species Have a Nature
Definition of an Evolved
Psychological Mechanism Important Properties of Evolved
Psychological Mechanisms
Methods for Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses
Comparing Different Species
Comparing Males and Females
Comparing Individuals within a Species
Comparing the Same Individuals in Different
Contexts Experimental Methods
Sources of Data for Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses
Archeological Records Data From Hunter-Gatherer
Societies Observations Self-Reports
Life-history Data and Public Records
Human Products Transcending the Limitations of Single Data Sources
Identifying the Adaptive Problems Guidance of Modern
Evolutionary Theory Guidance from Knowledge of Universal
Human Structures Guidance from Traditional Societies
Guidance from the Paleoarcheology and Paleoanthropology
Guidance from Current Mechanisms
Guidance from Task Analysis Organization of Adaptive
Problems Of Survival
Survival Problems and Solutions
Food Acquisition and Selection
Food Selection in Rats Food Selection in Humans Sickness in Pregnant Women
The Embryo Protection Hypothesis
Why Humans Like Spices
The Antimicrobial Hypothesis
Why Humans Like to Drink Alcohol
An Evolutionary Hangover?
The Hunting Hypothesis
The Gathering Hypothesis
Comparing the Hunting and Gathering Hypotheses
The Scavenging Hypothesis
Adaptations to Gathering and Hunting
Sex Differences in Specific Spatial Abilities
Finding a Place to Live
Shelter and Landscape
The Savanna Hypothesis
Combating Predators and Other Environmental Dangers
Fears, Phobias, Anxieties, and "Evolutionary Memories" Most common human fears
The Adaptive Conservation Hypothesis of Fears Children's
Anti-Predator Adaptations Combating Disease
Are Humans Programmed to Die?
The Theory of Senescence
The Puzzle of Suicide
Challenges Of Sex and Mating
Women's Long-Term Mating Strategies
Theoretical Background for the Evolution of Mate
Asexual versus Sexual Reproduction Parental Investment and Sexual Selection
Mate Preferences as Evolved Psychological Mechanisms
The Content of Women's
Mate Preferences
Preference for Economic Resources
Preference for Good Financial Prospects
Preference for High Social Status
Preference for Older Men
Preference for Ambition and Industriousness
Preference for Dependability and Stability
Preference for Size and Strength
Preference for Good Health and
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