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Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction

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This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the increasingly important and fascinating science of evolutionary psychology, which attempts to understand the mind and behavior in terms of the evolutionary pressures that shaped them. The text carefully integrates evolutionary ideas with those of mainstream academic psychology to complement traditional courses and off ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published June 21st 2004 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 20th 2004)
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Aug 03, 2012 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I picked this textbook for the Evolutionary Psychology class I'm teaching next semester. It's very different from other evolutionary psychology texts, which tend to focus too heavily on one topic (e.g., Buss) or to not have enough detail or coverage of important concepts (e.g., Gaulin). I chose this book because I liked its broader coverage and it really does seem to represent evolutionary psychology, not just evolutionary [insert subfield here] psychology. At the same time, however, some of the ...more
Rashad Raoufi
this is an excting textbook which is full of very engaging and thoughful ideas, in terms of language its probably one of the most accessible textbooks there are for students, its very well structured with helpful summary points at the end of each chapter. the authors have done an amazing job of making very complex thoeries and different ideas fit into a text that can be understood by any student or anyone interested in human sciences or even social sciences.
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“It is said that science has presented humans with three hammer blows to its sense of self-importance. Copernicus taught us that the Earth was not at the centre of the universe; Freud showed us that our instincts are emotional and sexual rather than rational and godly; and Darwin demonstrated that we were descended not from angels but from apes. To this we might add the gene-centred view of life which shows that in many cases we are not the final beneficiaries of our own behaviour; the buck stops not with us but our genes.” 0 likes
“The male redback widow spider might choose, on reflection, to forgo indulging the cannibalistic urges of his erstwhile squeeze. But placing the individual at the centre of the action in this way doesn’t always give us the complete picture. Modern evolutionary theory sees the individual as merely an ephemeral and transient bit-player in the theatre of existence, acting out a script that was not of his or her writing, a script written in the language of the genes.” 0 likes
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