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Gaining control : how human behavior evolved

Author: Robert Aunger; Valerie Curtis
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First edition. [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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'Gaining control' tells the story of how human behavioral capacities evolved from those of other animal species. Exploring what is known about the psychological capacities of other groups of animals,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fulltext
Internet Resources
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aunger; Valerie Curtis
ISBN: 0191002844 0191799335 9780191002847 9780191799334
OCLC Number: 989324855
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 162 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Section 1. The Basic Argument --
1. Producing behavior --
Section 2. An Evolutionary Narrative --
2. Living in the moment --
3. Getting directions --
4. Changing the world for the better --
5. Imagining the future --
Section 3. Philosophical Perspectives --
6. Natural kinds of behavior --
7. Neural transitions --
Section 4. Concluding Thoughts --
8. Applications --
9. Implications.
Responsibility: Robert Aunger and Valerie Curtis.

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One of the interesting aspects of this book is the way in which the authors define emotions not by the feelings that accompany them but by their behavioural purposes * Dr Robert Hill, The Journal of Read more...

 
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