Best books about evolution and psychology

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How the Mind Works (Penguin Press Science)
1.  How the Mind Works (Penguin Press Science) by Steven Pinker
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  "Very good introduction to many areas of modern science about brain and behavior."
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The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind (Penguin Science)
2.  The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind (Penguin Science) by Steven Pinker
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  "Pinker on his own field -- linguistics. Very good about how linguistics is based on human psychology."
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science)
3.  The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) by Steven Pinker
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  "Dismissal of an extreme view that is held by surprisingly many."
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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
4.  Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
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  "Very good and up-to-date about the genetic basis."
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Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us human
5.  Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us human by Matt Ridley
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  "Should be able to convince anybody that the old -- and very fruitless -- nature vs nurture-debate is based on philosophically confused and factually wrong premises."
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The Triumph of Sociobiology
6.  The Triumph of Sociobiology by John Alcock
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  "Lays out the basic claims that should be acceptable to all. Evolutionary psychology (a.k.a. sociobiology) is a serious, fertile new science and here to stay."
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Evolutionary Psychology
7.  Evolutionary Psychology by Alan Clamp
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  "A short textbook, gives you an overview of the different areas of evolutionary psychology. A bit on the dry side."
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Human Evolutionary Psychology
8.  Human Evolutionary Psychology by Louise Barrett
The list author says:
  "More in-depth textbook. Very good exposition of debates in the field."
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The Moral Animal: Why We Are The Way We Are
9.  The Moral Animal: Why We Are The Way We Are by Robert Wright
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  "About the evolutionary basis of the moral sentiments. (But it still isn´t right to be bad!)"
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The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought
10.  The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought by Gary Marcus
The list author says:
  "How the genes make the brain. And -- as Steven Pinkes has put it -- "the mind is what the brain does"."
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