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The Adapted mind : evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture

Author: Jerome H Barkow; Leda Cosmides; John Tooby
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995, ©1992.
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This collection of research essays is centred on the complex, evolved psychological mechanisms that generate human behaviour and culture. It aims to introduce the field of evolutionary psychology to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome H Barkow; Leda Cosmides; John Tooby
ISBN: 0195101073 9780195101072 0195060237 9780195060232
OCLC Number: 33832963
Description: xii, 666 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The psychological foundations of culture / John Tooby and Leda Cosmides --
On the use and misuse of Darwinism in the study of human behavior / Donald Symons --
Cognitive adaptations for social exchange / Leda Cosmides and John Tooby --
Two nonhuman primate models for the evolution of human food sharing : chimpanzees and callitrichids / W.C. McGrew and Anna T.C. Feistner --
Mate preference mechanisms : consequences for partner choice and intrasexual competition / David M. Buss --
The evolution of sexual attraction : evaluative mechanisms in women / Bruce J. Ellis --
The man who mistook his wife for a chattel / Margo Wilson and Martin Daly --
Pregnancy sickness as adaptation : a deterrent to maternal ingestion of teratogens / Margie Profet --
Nurturance or negligence : maternal psychology and behavioral preference among preterm twins / Janet Mann --
Human maternal vocalizations to infants as biologically relevant signals : an evolutionary perspective / Anne Fernald --
The social nature of play fighting and play chasing : mechanisms and strategies underlying cooperation and compromise / Michael J. Boulton and Peter K. Smith --
Natural language and natural selection / Steven Pinker and Paul Bloom --
The perceptual organization of colors : an adaptation to regularities of the terrestrial world? / Roger N. Shepard --
Sex differences in spatial abilities : evolutionary theory and data / Irwin Silverman and Marion Eals --
Evolved responses to landscapes / Gordon H. Orians and Judith H. Heerwagen --
Environmental preference in a knowledge-seeking, knowledge-using organism / Stephen Kaplan --
The evolution of psychodynamic mechanisms / Randolph M. Nesse and Alan T. Lloyd --
Beneath new culture is old psychology : gossip and social stratification / Jerome H. Barkow.
Responsibility: edited by Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides, John Tooby.


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This book is a rare exception, a volume of fresh and original research of momentous significance that is written in such a way that ordinary mortals can immediately join the debate. * The Economist, Read more...

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