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Trivers, Robert

Overview
Works: 36 works in 122 publications in 8 languages and 6,266 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Educational films  Internet videos  Environmental films  Documentary films  Biography  Personal narratives  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: QH437, 576.5
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Most widely held works about Robert Trivers
 
Most widely held works by Robert Trivers
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 Undetermined and held by 1,004 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
Genes in conflict : the biology of selfish genetic elements by Austin Burt( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Genes in Conflict introduces the interested reader to the subject of selfish genetic elements in all its aspects, from molecular and genetic to behavioral and evolutionary. Burt and Trivers give us access for the first time to a crucial area of research - now developing at an explosive rate - that is cohering as a unitary whole, with its own logic and interconnected questions, a subject certain to be of enduring importance to our understanding of genetics and evolution."--Jacket
Social evolution by Robert Trivers( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural selection and social theory : selected papers of Robert L. Trivers by Robert Trivers( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and asymmetry 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 the light of
Deceit and self-deception : fooling yourself the better to fool others by Robert Trivers( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 147 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
Breath of life by National Library of Medicine (U.S.)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
Betrug und Selbstbetrug wie wir uns selbst und andere erfolgreich belügen by Robert Trivers( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 17 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La follia degli stolti : la logica dell'inganno e dell'autoinganno nella vita umana by Robert Trivers( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in German and Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawkin's theory that genes may reach outside the bodies in which they sit and manipulate other individuals is recapitulated in this book, the new edition of which has two new chapters - a summary of the arguments and a new argument on the co-operation between the selfish genes
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

The anatomy of a fraud : symmetry and dance by Robert Trivers( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'evoluzione dell'altruismo reciproco by Robert Trivers( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Italian 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

Prvine znanstvene teorije samozavajanja by Robert Trivers( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciencia es cultura : conversaciones en la nueva intersección entre ciencia y sociedad( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socio-biology, 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
Parent-offspring conflict by Robert Trivers( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Body symmetry and physical strength in human males by Bernhard Fink( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The folly of fools : the logic of deceit and self-deception in human life
Alternative Names
Robert Trivers Amerikaans psycholoog

Robert Trivers US-amerikanischer Biologe

Trivers, Robert

Trivers, Robert L. 1943-

Ρόμπερτ Τρίβερς

Триверс, Роберт

رابرت تریورز

트리버스, 로버트

トリヴァース, ロバート

ロバート・トリヴァース

罗伯特·泰弗士

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Genes in conflict : the biology of selfish genetic elementsNatural selection and social theory : selected papers of Robert L. TriversThe anatomy of a fraud : symmetry and dance