Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology is an approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological structure from a modern evolutionary perspective. It seeks to identify which human psychological traits are evolved adaptations – that is, the functional products of natural selection or sexual selection

The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
The Selfish Gene
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind
The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
How the Mind Works
The Evolution Of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture
Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire-- Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What WeDo
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation
Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behaviour
Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity are Revolutionizing our View of Human Nature
The Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsThe Blank Slate by Steven PinkerEvolutionary Psychology by David M. BussDarwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel C. DennettThe Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
Evolutionary Psychology
79 books — 41 voters

The Systems View of Life by Fritjof CapraThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsThe Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans de WaalThe Moral Animal by Robert WrightOur Inner Ape by Frans de Waal
The Psychology of Morality
26 books — 33 voters
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. RosenbergBuddha's Brain by Rick HansonAltruism by Matthieu RicardSelf-Compassion by Kristin NeffMindful Compassion by Paul A. Gilbert
Compassion Training
48 books — 13 voters

Abhijit Naskar
The human brain always concocts biases to aid in the construction of a coherent mental life, exclusively suitable for an individual’s personal needs.
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Steven Pinker
Thinking is computation, I claim, but that does not mean that the computer is a good metaphor for the mind. The mind is a set of modules, but the modules are not encapsulated boxes or circumscribed swatches on the surface of the brain. The organization of our mental modules comes from our genetic program, but that does not mean that there is a gene for every trait or that learning is less important than we used to think. The mind is an adaptation designed by natural selection, but that does not ...more
Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

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