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Trivers, Robert 1943-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 89 publications in 7 languages and 5,180 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Speaker
Classifications: QH447.8.S45, 153.4
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Most widely held works by Robert Trivers
Genes in conflict the biology of selfish genetic elements by Austin Burt ( )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Covering species from yeast to humans, Genes in Conflict is the first book to tell the story of selfish genetic elements, those continually appearing stretches of DNA that act narrowly to advance their own replication at the expense of the larger organism. As Austin Burt and Robert Trivers show, these selfish genes are a universal feature of life with pervasive effects, including numerous counter-adaptations."
The folly of fools : the logic of deceit and self-deception in human life by Robert Trivers ( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the author's theorized evolutionary basis for self-deception, which he says is tied to group conflict, courtship, neurophysiology, and immunology, but can be negated by awareness of it and its results
Natural selection and social theory selected papers of Robert L. Trivers by Robert Trivers ( )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, andasymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the centrality of sociobiology, as well as some of his later work on deceit in signalling, sex antagonistic genes, and imprinting. Trivers introduces each paper, setting them in their contemporary context, and critically evaluating them in thelight of subsequent work and further developments. The result is a unique portrait of the intellectual development of sociobiology, with valuable insights for evolutionary biology, anthropology, and psychology
Social evolution by Robert Trivers ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deceit and self-deception : fooling yourself the better to fool others by Robert Trivers ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this foundational book, Robert Trivers seeks to answer one of the most provocative and consequential questions to face humanity: why do we lie to ourselves? Deception is everywhere in nature. And nowhere more so than in our own species. We humans are especially good at telling others less - or more - than the truth. Why, however, would organisms both seek out information and then act to destroy it? In short, why practice self-deception? After decades of research, Robert Trivers has at last provided the missing theory to answer these questions. What emerges is a picture of deceit and self-deception as, at root, different sides of the same coin. We deceive ourselves the better to deceive others, and thereby reap the advantages. From space and aviation disasters to warfare, politics and religion, and the anxieties of our everyday social lives, Deceit and Self-Deception explains what really underlies a whole host of human problems. But can we correct our own biases? Are we doomed to indulge in fantasies, inflate our egos, and show off? Is it even a good idea to battle self-deception? With his characteristically wry and self-effacing wit, Trivers reveals how he finds self-deception everywhere in his own life, and shows us that while we may not always avoid it, we can now at least hope to understand it
Le Nouvel esprit biologique by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cet essai a bénéficié d'une première édition en français aux Editions Mengès en 1978 sous le titre ##Le gène égoïste##. Zoologiste, éthologiste et excellent vulgarisateur, Richard Dawkins présente, d'une manière simple et accessible, l'essentiel de la théorie sociale fondée sur la sélection naturelle darwinienne. Il nous raconte l'histoire même de la vie, notre histoire: D'où venons-nous? Qui sommes-nous? Où allons-nous? Il expose aussi ses propres hypothèses sur l'égoïsme et l'altruisme, l'instinct grégaire, la famille, etc. Un livre captivant
Betrug und Selbstbetrug wie wir uns selbst und andere erfolgreich belügen by Robert Trivers ( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La insensatez de los necios : la lógica del engaño y el autoengaño en la vida humana by Robert Trivers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geni in conflitto : la biologia degli elementi genetici egoisti by Austin Burt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das egoistische Gen by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seibutsu no shakai shinka by Robert Trivers ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural selection and social behavior by Robert Trivers ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Semegiau idenshi : Rikotekina iden inshi no seibutsugaku by Austin Burt ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anatomy of a fraud : symmetry and dance by Robert Trivers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociobiology, doing what comes naturally ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociobiology is the application of the Darwinian principles of natural selection to an understanding of human social traits, and to how certain characteristics like altruism, hierarchy, status behaviour, family conflict and warfare are related to the concept of reproductive success
Prvine znanstvene teorije samozavajanja by Robert Trivers ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political economy lecture by Robert Trivers ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Robert Trivers speaks about how economic theory may provide a framework for discussing natural selection and social theory. Economist Paul Samuelson rebuts Trivers ideas
Ethics and man's evolution by Technology and Culture Seminar at M.I.T ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
L'evoluzione dell'altruismo reciproco by Robert Trivers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Parent-offspring conflict by Robert Trivers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
When parent-offspring relations in sexually reproducing species are viewed from the standpoint of the offspring as well as the parent, conflict is seen to be an expected feature of such relations. In particular, parent and offspring are expected to disagree over long the period of parental investment should last, over the amount ofg parental investment that should be given, and over the altruistic and egoistic tendencies of the offspring as these tendencies affect other relatives. In addition, under certain conditions parents and offspring are expected to disagree over the preferred sex of the potential offspring. In general, parent-offspring conflict is expected to increase during the period of parental care, and offspring are expected to employ psychological weapons in order to compete with their parents. Detailed data on mother-offspring relations in mammals are consistent with the arguments presented. Conflict in some species, including the human species, is expected to extend to the adult reproductive role of the offspring: under certain conditions parents are expected to attempt to mold an offspring, against its better interests, into a permanent nonreproductive
 
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Alternative Names
Trivers, Robert
Trivers, Robert L. 1943-
トリヴァース, ロバート
Languages
English (69)
Japanese (4)
German (3)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
Slovenian (1)
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