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"Love of shopping" is not a gene : problems with Darwinian psychology

Author: Anne Innis Dagg
Publisher: Montreal : Black Rose Books, ©2005.
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"In this provocative book, Anne Innis Dagg, an eminent and outspoken critic of Darwinian psychology (alias evolutionary psychology, alias sociobiology), presents an overview of the discipline and its popularity among both professionals and lay people, then examines concepts of social behavior - based on "genes vs. culture"--Including topics of race, intelligence, homosexuality and aggression in the form of rape,  Read more...
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Dagg, Anne Innis, 1933-
"Love of shopping" is not a gene.
Montréal ; New York : Black Rose Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607535254
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Innis Dagg
ISBN: 1551642565 1551642573 9781551642574 9781551642567
OCLC Number: 56419957
Notes: "Black Rose books no. HH330".
Description: xii, 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 A Strange Tale Of Non-Darwinian Lions 1 --
2 Theory Driving The Data-Infanticide 10 --
3 Stereotypes-Aggression 19 --
4 How Would Inheritance Work?-Aggression 31 --
5 Groups As Such Don't Have Genes-Gang Violence And War 43 --
6 A Never-Ending Stereotype-Male Dominance 52 --
7 Silly Assumptions-Dominant Men And Other "Universals" 63 --
8 Blaming The Victim-Criminality 72 --
9 False References And Other Academic Booboos-Rape 84 --
10 How Evolution Really Works-Sperm Competition In Animals 93 --
11 Irrelevant Nonsense-Sperm Competition In Women 104 --
12 Denying Reality-Homosexual Behavior In Animals 118 --
13 Genetics Versus Culture?-Human Homosexuality 129 --
14 Bypassing Academic Standards-"Race" 140 --
15 Politics Masquerading as Science-"Race" And IQ 152 --
16 Hijacking A Valid Theory-Fluctuating Asymmetry 165 --
17 Evolution By Crafty, Curvy Women And Their Body Parts? 176.
Responsibility: Anne Innis Dagg.

Abstract:

"In this provocative book, Anne Innis Dagg, an eminent and outspoken critic of Darwinian psychology (alias evolutionary psychology, alias sociobiology), presents an overview of the discipline and its popularity among both professionals and lay people, then examines concepts of social behavior - based on "genes vs. culture"--Including topics of race, intelligence, homosexuality and aggression in the form of rape, infanticide, gang violence, war and general criminology." "Focusing on the problems present in much Darwinian psychological research - flawed data, faulty analyses, political motives - this controversial book offers a comprehensive critique of the topics that comprise the most popular scientific theory of the turn of the century: Evolutionary Psychology. In the end, a new perspective emerges which acknowledges the complexity of life by placing at its center the living organism, in its environment, rather than the gene."--Jacket.

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