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Applied evolutionary psychology

Author: S Craig Roberts
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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This is the first book to overtly consider how basic evolutionary thinking is being applied to a wide range of special social, economic, and technical problems. It draws together a collection of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Craig Roberts
ISBN: 9780199586073 0199586071
OCLC Number: 757925651
Description: xii, 436 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Applying evolutionary psychology ; BUSINESS ; 2. The evolutionary psychology of economics ; 3. The evolution of business and management ; 4. The social animal within organizations ; FAMILY ; 5. The evolved child: adapted to family life ; 6. Application of evolutionary psychology to academic learning ; 7. Serial monogamy and clandestine adultery: evolution and consequences of the dual human reproductive strategy ; SOCIETY ; 8. The evolutionary psychology of mass politics ; 9. Gender equity issues in evolutionary perspective ; 10. The evolution of charitable behaviour and the power of reputation ; 11. Altruism as showing off: a signaling perspective on promoting green behaviour and acts of kindness ; 12. Evolutionary perspectives on intergroup prejudice: implications for promoting tolerance ; 13. The evolutionary psychology of criminal behaviour ; 14. War, martyrdom, and terror: evolutionary underpinnings of the moral imperative to extreme group violence ; 15. Evolutionary theory and behavioural biology research: implications for law ; HEALTH ; 16. Motivational mismatch: evolved motives as the source of - and solution to - global public health problems ; 17. Mental health and wellbeing: clinical applications of Darwinian psychiatry ; 18. Evolutionary perspectives on sport and competition ; MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION ; 19. Why we buy: evolution, marketing, and consumer behaviour ; 20. Evolutionary psychology and perfume design ; 21. Television programming and the audience ; 22. News as reality-inducing, survival-relevant, and gender-specific stimuli ; TECHNOLOGY ; 23. Media naturalness theory: human evolution and behaviour toward electronic communication technologies ; 24. Evolutionary psychology, demography and driver safety research: a theoretical synthesis ; 25. Evolutionary robotics
Responsibility: ed. by S. Craig Roberts.


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Finally a textbook that brings evolutionary psychology to real life! This book is a testimony t o how findings from evolutionary psychology can be translated into practical applications and solutions Read more...

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