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"Highly Recommended!" ( Choice, September 2006)
" all university libraries catering for the broad range of the behavioural sciences should certainly consider acquiring copies for their lending stock." (Reference Reviews, April 2006)
"Highly Recommended!" ( Choice , September 2006) " university libraries catering for the broad range of the behavioural sciences should certainly consider acquiring copies for their lending stock." ( Reference Reviews , April 2006)
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The foundations of practice and the most recent discoveries in theintriguing newfield of evolutionary psychology
Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior? By taking aim at such questions, the science of evolutionary psychology has emerged as a vibrant new discipline producing groundbreaking insights. In The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, leading contributors discuss the foundations of the field as well as recent discoveries currently shaping this burgeoning area of psychology.
Guided by an editorial board made up of such luminaries as Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Don Symons, Steve Pinker, Martin Daly, Margo Wilson, and Helena Cronin, the text’s chapters delve into a comprehensive range of topics. They cover the full range of the discipline: Foundations of evolutionary psychology; survival; mating; parenting and kinship; group living; interfaces with traditional disciplines of evolutionary psychology; and interfaces across disciplines.
In addition to an in–depth survey of the theory and practice of evolutionary psychology, the text also features an enlightening discussion of this discipline in the context of the law, medicine, and culture. An Afterword by Richard Dawkins provides some final thoughts from the renowned writer and exponent of evolutionary theory. Designed to set the standard for handbooks in the field,The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychologyis an indispensable reference tool for every evolutionary psychologist and student.See all Product description
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"Across the globe, human bodies are, in their functional organization, virtually identical. People in every population have hearts, lungs and livers, and they all work the same way. A panhuman anatomy is a solid empirical fact. EP proposes that the same evoutionary processes that leads to a panhuman anatomy also lead to a panhuman psychology."
According to Rushton the level of male investment in their offspring as well as well as many other behaviours differ significantly between the three major groups of humans, caucasians, mongoloids and the subsaharan population. After reading Rushtons book it is disturbing that Buss with cowriters are pretending, throughout the book, that there are no significant difference between distinct ethnic groups of humans.
Because of this political correctness I can only give the book three stars.
It actually is a relief to me that so much of this is considered controversial or fringe, which is so absurd. perhaps there's a conspiracy by creationists/intelligent designists to select evolutionists as their advanced life forms. I want to be carful not to miss anyone who 400 years after Galleleo's trial, decides now that he still needs forgiveness.
We are truely at the threshold of a brave new world.
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