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The evolution and function of cognition

Author: Felix E Goodson
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is about understanding all of the mainstream psychology from an evolutionary perspective. The author emphasizes historical continuity and shows how evolutionary psychology fits in with the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Felix E Goodson
ISBN: 0805842160 9780805842166 0805842179 9780805842173
OCLC Number: 49277354
Description: xxvi, 361 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Evolution and Cognition --
Cognitive Psychology --
Historical Antecedents --
Mental Processes and Their Measurement --
The Reemergence of Cognitive Psychology --
Evolutionary Theory --
Early Developments --
Evolution Through Natural Selection --
Chance Variation --
Struggle for Survival --
Survival of the Fittest --
Update of Darwin's Theory --
Individual Survival Variables --
Individual Attractiveness Variables --
Sexual Facilitator Variables --
Sexual Mutuality Variables --
Territory Variables --
Kin Selection Variables --
Empirical Support for Darwin's Theory --
Problems and Puzzles --
Group Selection --
Speciation --
Exaptation --
Junk DNA --
Learning (Cultural) Overlay --
Statement of Purpose --
Foundations --
The Emergence of Life --
Organisms as Reflections of Their Environment --
Functional Interpretation --
Functional Causality --
Teleology --
Anthropomorphism --
Primitive Life and the Primal Environment --
Early Life Forms --
The Early Environment --
Three Major Survival Techniques in Evolution --
Armor --
Replication --
Differential Behavior --
Gambits of Defense and Offense --
Statement of Fundamental Principles --
The Postulate of Process --
The Postulate of Inference --
Progressive Steps in Evolution --
Single Dimension Differential Behavior --
Dual-Dimension Differential Behavior --
Multi-Dimension Differential Response --
Inherited Associations --
Learned Cue-Response Associations --
World Internalization --
Corollary Buttressing Mechanisms --
Sensory Input --
Primary Activation Input.
Responsibility: Felix Goodson.
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