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The Biological Roots of Human Nature : Forging Links between Evolution and Behavior.

Author: Timothy H Goldsmith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This treatise explores the relevance of biological evolution to the study of behaviour. It argues that the study of human social behaviour must take into consideration the physiology, biochemistry and social mechanisms of behaviour, in addition to the evolution of behavioural traits.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy H Goldsmith
ISBN: 9780198022824 0198022824
OCLC Number: 437173357
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Contents: Contents; 1. The Dual Nature of Causation in Biology; 2. Some Fallacies and Misconceptions; 3. Evolutionary Theory Since Darwin; 4. Reasoning about Ultimate Causes of Behavior; 5. Getting from Genes to Behavior; 6. Evolutionary Perspectives on Volition, Learning, and Language; 7. Decisions, Decisions!; 8. Culture, Anthropology, and Evolution; 9. Epilogue --
Concerning "Biological Reductionism"; Notes and References; Index.

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This treatise explores the relevance of biological evolution to the study of behaviour. It argues that the study of human social behaviour must take into consideration the physiology, biochemistry and social mechanisms of behaviour, in addition to the evolution of behavioural traits.

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