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Evolutionary psychology : a beginner's guide : human behaviour, evolution, and the mind

Author: R I M Dunbar; Louise Barrett; John Lycett
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, ©2005.
Series: Beginner's guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting with its origins in the work of Charles Darwin, the book covers all the key areas of evolutionary psychology, including the role played by genetics in our sexual behavior, parental decision-making, and how babies learn about and adapt to the world.
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Dunbar, R.I.M. (Robin Ian MacDonald), 1947-
Evolutionary psychology.
Oxford : Oneworld, ©2005
(OCoLC)57355150
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R I M Dunbar; Louise Barrett; John Lycett
ISBN: 9781780740195 1780740190
OCLC Number: 607404628
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 184 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; 1. Why do we need evolution?; 2. What evolution did for us; 3. Genes, development and instinct; 4. How to make us human; 5. Choosing mates; 6. The dilemmas of parenthood; 7. The social whirl; 8. Language and culture; 9. The uniqueness of human being; 10. Virtual worlds; 11. The science of morality; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Beginner's guides.
Responsibility: Robin Dunbar, Louise Barrett, John Lycett.

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Controversial and captivating, this uniquely accessible guide explores what happens when evolutionary theory is applied to human behaviour.  Read more...

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