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The Adapted mind : evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture

Author: Jerome H Barkow; Leda Cosmides; John Tooby
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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This collection of research essays is centred on the complex, evolved psychological mechanisms that generate human behaviour and culture. It aims to introduce the field of evolutionary psychology to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome H Barkow; Leda Cosmides; John Tooby
ISBN: 0195101073 9780195101072
OCLC Number: 301533606
Description: xii, 666 p. : ill
Contents: J. Tooby & L. Cosmides: Introduction; Part I: Theoretical framework: J. Tooby & L. Cosmides: The psychological foundations of culture; D. Symons: On the use and misuse of darwinism in the study of human behavior; Part II: Cooperation: L. Cosmides & J. Tooby: Cognitive adaptations for social exchange; W.C. McGrew & A.T.C. Feistner: Two non-human primate models for the evolution of human food-sharing: chimpanzees and callitrichids; Part III: Thepsychology of mating and sex: D. Buss: Mate preference mechanisms: consequences for partner choice and intrasexual competition; B. Ellis: The evolution of sexual attraction: evaluative mechanisms in women; M. Wilson & M. Daly: The man who mistook his wife for a chattel; Part IV: Parental care and children: M. Profet:Pregnancy sickness as adaptation: a deterrent to maternal ingestion of teratogens; J. Mann: Nurturance or negligence: maternal psychology and behavioral preference among preterm twins; A. Fernald: Human maternal vocalizations to infants as biologically relevant signals: an evolutionary perspective; M.J. Boulton & P.K. Smith: The social nature of play fighting and play chasing: mechanisms and strategies underlying cooperation and compromise; Part V: Perception and language as adaptations: S.Pinker & P. Bloom: Natural language and natural selection; R.N. Shepherd: The perceptual organization of colors: an adaptation to regularities of the terrestrial world?; I. Silverman & M. Eals: Sex differences in spatial abilities: evolutionary theory and data; Part VI: Environmental aesthetics: G.H.Orians & J.H. Heerwagen: Evolved responses to landscapes; S. Kaplan: Environmental preference in a knowledge-seeking, knowledge-using organism; Part VII: Intrapsychic processes: R.M. Nesse & A.T. Lloyd: The evolution of psychodynamic mechanisms; Part VIII: Understanding evolutionary new cultural forms: J.H. Barkow: Beneath new culture is old psychology: gossip, class, and the environment.
Responsibility: edited by Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides, John Tooby.

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a collection of eighteen papers by twenty-five authors which sum up and illustrate much of the best of our knowledge in the field of evolutionary psychology * Christopher Badcock, London School of Read more...

 
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