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Evolution, culture, and the human mind

Author: Mark Schaller
Publisher: New York : Psychology Press, ©2010.
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Integrates evolutionary and cultural perspectives on human psychology. This book reveals insights linking human evolution to both human cognition and human culture - including the evolutionary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Evolution, culture, and the human mind.
New York : Psychology Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)709518002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Schaller
ISBN: 9780805859119 080585911X
OCLC Number: 299714715
Description: x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / Ara Norenzayan, Marie Schaller and Steven J. Heine --
Sect. I. How Evolution and Culture Fit Together --
2. Towards a Cultural/Evolutionary Psychology: Cooperation and Complementarity / Paul Rozin --
3. Human Mind and the Evolution of Cultural Animals / Roy F. Baumeister --
4. Collective Evolution: Revisiting Donald Campbell's Legacy / Chi-yue Chiu, Young-hoon Kim and Avinish Chaturvedi --
5. Cultural Evolution: Why Are Some Cultural Variants More Successful Than Others? / Yulia Chentsova Dutton and Chip Heath --
6. From Genes to Memes: Psychology at the Nexus / Lee A. Kirkpatrick --
Sect. II. Evolutionary Bases of Cultural Phenomena --
7. Exploring the Evolutionary Foundations of Culture: An Adaptationist Framework / Steven W. Gangestad --
8. Teach These Souls to Fly: Supernatural as Human Adaptation / Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg, Tom Pyszozynski, Florette Cohen and Daniel M. Ogilvie --
9. Birth of High Gods: How the Cultural Evolution of Supernatural Policing Influenced the Emergence of Complex, Cooperative Human Societies, Paving the Way for Civilization / Azim F. Shariff, Ara Norenzayan and Joseph Henrich --
10. Social Selection and the Origins of Culture / Randolph M. Nesse --
11. Are Our Minds Fundamentally Egalitarian? Adaptive Bases of Different Sociocultural Models About Distributive Justice / Tatsuya Kameda, Masanori Takezawa, Yohsuke Ohtsubo and Reid Hastie --
Sect. III. Evolutionary Universals and Cross-Cultural Differences --
12. Color in Mind, Culture, and Language / Debi Roberson --
13. Institutional Approach to Culture / Toshio Yamagishi and Naota Suzuki --
14. Cultural Consequences of Voluntary Settlement in the Frontier: Evidence and Implications / Shinobu Kitayama and Nicholas A. Bowman --
15. Cultural Inertia, Economic Incentives, and the Persistence of "Southern Violence" / Martin Daly and Margo Wilson --
16. Infectious Diseases and the Evolution of Cross-Cultural Differences / Mark Schaller and Damian R. Murray --
17. Universal Mechanisms and Cultural Diversity: Replacing the Blank Slate With a Coloring Book / Douglas T. Kenrick, Sarynina Nieuweboer and Abraham P. Buunk.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Schaller [and others].
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