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Oxford handbook of evolutionary psychology

Author: R I M Dunbar; Louise Barrett
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007.
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With contributions from over 50 experts in the field, this book provides an overview of the latest developments in evolutionary psychology. In addition to well studied areas of investigation, it also includes chapters on the philosophical underpinnings of evolutionary psychology, comparative perspectives from other species, and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R I M Dunbar; Louise Barrett
ISBN: 9780198568308 0198568304
OCLC Number: 75713253
Description: xiii, 706 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Evolutionary psychology in the round / Robin Dunbar and Louise Barrett --
Power of culture / Henry Plotkin --
Evolution and psychology in philosophical perspective / Matteo Mameli --
Niche construction, human behavioural ecology and evolutionary psychology / Kevin N. Laland --
Group-level evolutionary processes / David Sloan Wilson --
Homologizing the mind / Drew Rendall, Hugh Notman and John R. Vokey --
Social knowledge in primates / Josep Call --
Social cognition in non-primates / Redouan Bshary, Lucie H. Salwiczek and Wolfgang Wickler --
Culture in primates and other animals / Carel P. van Schaik --
Empathy, sympathy and prosocial preferences in primates / Joan B. Silk --
Evolution of the social brain as a distributed neural system / Robert A. Barton --
Neuroevolutionary and neuroaffective psychobiology of the prosocial brain / Jaak Panksepp --
Neural pathways of social cognition / Tjeerd Jellema and David I. Perrett --
Mirror neurons and social cognition / Giacomo Rizzolatti and Leonardo Fogassi --
Mechanisms of ecological rationality : heuristics and environments that make us smart / Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer --
Evolution of empathizing and systemizing : assortative mating of two strong systemizers and the cause of autism / Simon Baron-Cohen --
Ontogenetic origins of human cooperation / Emily Wyman and Michael Tomasello --
Childhood experiences and reproductive strategies / Jay Belsky --
Parental impacts on development : how proximate factors mediate adaptive plans / Tamas Bereczkei --
Evolution of stress response to social threat / Mark V. Flinn --
Birth order and sibling competition / Frank J. Sulloway --
Body odours and body odour preferences in humans / Claus Wedekind --
Reproductive strategies and tactics / Steven W. Gangestad --
Symmetry, attractiveness and sexual selection / Gillian Rhodes and Leigh W. Simmons --
Sex differences in aggression / Anne Campbell --
Evolutionary ecology of human family size / Ruth Mace --
Life-history theory, reproduction and longevity in humans / Virpi Lummaa --
Evolutionary psychology meets history : insights into human nature through family reconstitution studies / Eckart Voland --
Risk and decision-making / Bruce Winterhalder --
Ecological and socio-cultural impacts on mating and marriage systems / Bobbie S. Low --
Kinship and descent / Lee Cronk and Drew Gerkey --
Individual differences / Daniel Nettle --
Human evolution and social cognition / Mark Schaller, Justin H. Park and Douglas T. Kenrick --
Temporal knowledge and autobiographical memory : an evolutionary perspective / John J. Skowronski and Constantine Sedikides --
Shamans, yogins and indigenous psychologies / John H. Crook --
Competitive altruism : a theory of reputation-based cooperation in groups / Mark Van Vugt, Gilbert Roberts and Charlie Hardy --
Ethnic nepotism as heuristic : risky transactions and public altruism / Frank Salter --
Dual-inheritance theory : the evolution of human cultural capacities and cultural evolution / Joseph Henrich and Richard McElreath --
Modelling cultural evolution / Richard McElreath and Joseph Henrich --
Evolutionary perspectives in archaeology : from culture history to cultural evolution / Stephan Shennan --
Memes / Robert Aunger --
Explaining altruistic behaviour in humans / Herb Gintis [and others] --
Evolution of religion / Joseph A. Bulbulia --
Evolutionary approaches to literature and drama / Joseph Carroll --
Music and cognitive evolution / Ian Cross --
Evolution of language / Simon Kirby.
Other Titles: Evolutionary psychology
Responsibility: R.I.M. Dunbar and Lourise Barrett.

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