Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction” as Want to Read:
Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  64 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Evolutionary Psychology, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Evolutionary Psychology

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Christina
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
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.
Paul Cornelius
rated it really liked it
Mar 03, 2013
Rachel Estlin
rated it really liked it
Feb 20, 2013
Stina
rated it really liked it
May 16, 2014
Alan
rated it really liked it
Apr 15, 2015
Elizabeth Murphy
rated it liked it
Jan 11, 2017
Erica
rated it it was amazing
May 31, 2012
Kirsty Donnelly
rated it liked it
Dec 11, 2015
Linsey Olsen
rated it it was ok
Jan 19, 2015
Mikael Fodor
rated it it was amazing
Feb 01, 2015
Jonas Møller Pedersen
rated it really liked it
Jan 24, 2014
Mr D M Pike
rated it it was amazing
Jan 17, 2016
Ashley
rated it really liked it
Jan 05, 2017
Arsjaad
rated it it was amazing
Feb 04, 2014
Arto Prano
rated it really liked it
Jul 22, 2014
Sissi
rated it liked it
Dec 08, 2017
James Tolson
rated it really liked it
Jun 14, 2012
Keith
rated it it was amazing
Jun 01, 2016
Moni Anderson
rated it it was amazing
Oct 12, 2016
Antti
rated it really liked it
Jun 01, 2016
Logan
rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2016
Rodrigo
rated it liked it
Oct 26, 2010
Diego Brando
rated it really liked it
Aug 02, 2013
Hamza Jatte
rated it really liked it
May 17, 2017
Pamela Chia
rated it really liked it
Jan 19, 2015
Jodie
rated it it was amazing
May 09, 2016
Maron Anrow
rated it really liked it
Mar 08, 2012
MizzSandie
rated it really liked it
Aug 12, 2012
Dolf van der Haven
rated it it was amazing
Oct 22, 2016
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
“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
More quotes…