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Beyond evolutionary psychology. How and why behavioural modules arise.

Author: George F R Ellis; Mark Solms
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2017.
Series: Culture and psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The nature/nurture question is an age-old problem. 'Beyond Evolutionary Psychology' deals with the relation between culture, evolution, psychology and emotion, based both in the underlying biology, determined by our evolutionary heritage, and in the interaction of our brain with the physical, ecological and social environment, based in the key property of brain plasticity. Ellis and Solms show how the brain  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George F R Ellis; Mark Solms
ISBN: 9781107053687 1107053684 9781107661417 ‡q paperback 1107661412 ‡q paperback
OCLC Number: 989744239
Description: 200 pages.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The mind and the brain; 3. Hierarchy, modularity and development; 4. Claims of innate modularity; 5. The mind and emotions; 6. A realistic view of evolution, development and emotions; 7. Conclusion; Appendix. Language infinities; References; Index.
Series Title: Culture and psychology.
Responsibility: George F.R. Ellis; Mark Solms.

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The nature/nurture question is an age-old problem. By taking into account brain physiology on the one hand, and the developmental processes that shape the brain on the other, this book presents a  Read more...

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