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Evolutionary psychology : the new science of the mind

Author: David M Buss
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Allyn and Bacon, 1999.
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This text addresses the profound human questions of love and work. Beginning with a historical introduction, the author progresses through adaptive problems that humans face, and concludes by showing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Lehrbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Buss
ISBN: 0205193587 9780205193585
OCLC Number: 246315713
Description: XXII, 456 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 25 cm
Contents: Every chapter concludes with "Summary." I.FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY. 1.The Scientific Movements Leading to Evolutionary Psychology. Landmarks in the History of Evolutionary Psychology.Common Misunderstandings about Evolutionary Theory.Landmarks in the Field of Psychology.2.The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology. The Origins of Human Nature.The Core of Human Nature: Fundamentals of Evolved Psychological Mechanisms.Methods for Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses.Sources of Data for Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses.Identifying Adaptive Problems.II.PROBLEMS OF SURVIVAL. 3.Combating the Hostile Forces of Nature: Human Survival Problems. Food Acquisition and Selection.Finding a Place to Live: Shelter and Landscape Preferences.Combating Predators and other Environmental Dangers: Fears, Phobias, Anxieties, and "Evolutionary Memories."Are Humans Programmed to Die?III.CHALLENGES OF SEX AND MATING. 4.Women's Long-Term Mating Strategies. Theoretical Background for the Evolution of Mate Preferences.The Content of Women's Mate Preferences.Context Effects of Women's Preferences.How Women's Mate Preferences Affect Actual Mating Behavior.5.Men's Long-Term Mating Strategies. Theoretical Background for the Evolution of Men's Mate Preferences.The Content of Men's Mate Preferences.Context Effects on Men's Mating Behavior.Effect of Men's Mate Preferences on Actual Mating Behavior.6.Short-Term Sexual Strategies. Theories of Men's Short-Term Mating.Evidence for an Evolved Short-Term Mating Psychology.Women's Short-Term Mating.Context Effects on Short-Term Mating.IV.CHALLENGES OF PARENTING AND KINSHIP. 7.Problems of Parenting. Why Do Mothers Provide More Parental Care Than Fathers?An Evolutionary Perspective on Parental Care.The Theory of Parent-Offspring Conflict.8.Problems of Kinship. Theory and Implications of Inclusive Fitness.Empirical Findings that Support the Implications of Inclusive Fitness Theory.V.PROBLEMS OF GROUP LIVING. 9.Cooperative Alliances. The Evolution of Cooperation.Examples of Cooperation in Nature.10.Aggression and Warfare. The Demise of Instinct Theory.Aggression as a Solution to Adaptive Problems.Why Are Men More Violently Aggressive Than Women?Empirical Evidence for Distinct Adaptive Patterns of Aggression.11.Conflict between the Sexes. Strategic Interference Theory.Conflict about the Occurrence and Timing of Sex.Jealous Conflict.From Vigilance to Violence: Tactics of Mate Retention.Conflict over Access to Resources.12.Status, Prestige, and Social Dominance. The Emergence of Dominance Hierarchies.Dominance and Status in Non-Human Animals.Evolutionary Theories of Dominance and Status.VI.AN INTEGRATED PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE. 13.Toward a Unified Evolutionary Psychology. Evolutionary Cognitive Psychology.Evolutionary Social Psychology.Evolutionary Developmental Psychology.Evolutionary Personality Psychology.Evolutionary Clinical Psychology.Evolutionary Cultural Psychology.Toward a Unified Psychology.
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