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David Philip Barash
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Sociobiology and Behavior

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David P. Barash (b. 1946) is a Professor of Psychology at the Univ. of Washington, & is notable for books on human aggression, Peace Studies, & the sexual behavior of animals & people. He has written approximately 30 books in total. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Harpur College, SUNY at Binghamton & a PhD in zoology from Univ. of Wisconsi ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Elsevier Publishing Company (first published December 1976)
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Steven Peterson
Jan 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Sociobiology is the study of the evolutionary roots of social behavior. The first major work here was Edward O. Wilson's" Sociobiology: The New Synthesis." David Barash's work was designed to make the subject more accessible to wider audiences. In that, it does pretty well. The key logic for this body of work is encapsulated in the term "inclusive fitness" (Page 392): "The sum of an individual's fitness as measured by personal reproductive success and that of relatives, with those relatives deva ...more
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Jan 18, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: biology
Good book, but outdated information. Better to go read a new good book. Many of the things speculated upon now have concrete research. It would be an interesting historical perspective of what people were thinking at the time.
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David P. Barash is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, and is notable for books on Human aggression, Peace Studies, and the sexual behavior of animals and people. He has written approximately 30 books in total. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Harpur College, Binghamton University, and a Ph.D. in zoology from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1970. He taugh ...more