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Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind, Fifth Edition [Kindle Edition]

David Buss
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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 This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind. Content topics are logically arrayed, starting with challenges of survival, mating, parenting, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, including cooperation, aggression, sexual conflict, and status, prestige, and social hierarchies. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.

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About the Author

David M. Buss received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley in 1981. He began his career in academics at Harvard, later moving to the University of Michigan before accepting his current position as Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas. His primary research interests include human sexuality, mating strategies, conflict between the sexes, homicide, stalking, and sexual victimization. The author of more than 200 scientific articles and 6 books, Buss has won numerous awards including the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (1988), the APA G. Stanley Hall Lectureship (1990), the APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Award (2001), and the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award (2000) for the first edition of Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind. He is also the editor of the first comprehensive Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (2005, Wiley). He enjoys extensive cross-cultural research collaborations and lectures widely within the United States and abroad.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9710 KB
  • Print Length: 470 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0205992196
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Psychology Press; 5 edition (2 Oct. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017IOJRGS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #111,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully argued 20 Dec. 2004
Format:Hardcover
I wish more textbooks were like this. The only one that really comes to mind is Animal Social Behavior by Wittenberger. Like that one, this book impresses by the quality of the arguments. He never just comes up with 'this is the way it is, so learn it'. He often presents an hypothesis, then lists predictions that can be made from that hypothesis and suitable tests, and then evidence to support or disprove it. You learn something about the scientific method as well as the subject matter.
I admit I dismissed evolutionary psychology for a long time, arguing that we are no longer subject to darwinian evolution, but are subject to rapid cultural evolution. However, this book shows exactly why I was wrong, and how much we can learn from the sort of interesting questions that an evolutionary perspective inspires.
A nice antidote to the influence of behaviourism, which still seems to be present in sociology and feminist ideology. Just so long as we remember that not all behaviour is an adaptation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By bruna
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great book of understanding of why human are the way we are. how we developed and why our interactions are like this . I wish I have read this book in my 20s it would have made so many things easier to understand . thank you D.Buss for his hard work
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well thought out, easy to read. 23 Feb. 2001
Format:Hardcover
I do zoology, my fiends do psychology, this book manages to almagamate the two with unsurpassed ease. At times is enjoyable as well as interesting and his use of references is both accurate and up to date.
Omly drawback may be the price fro some of us poverty stricken students
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Excellent, thorough and highly recommended introduction covering the fundamentals in rich detail. Based on excellent principles and covering all the main areas of human social cognition and behaviour and found it rewarding to read. David Buss is clear and turns complex ideas, knowledge, research and findings in evo psyche into an accessible book for anyone approaching this perspective.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 Sept. 2015
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This truly is one of the standard textbooks in the field.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 10 July 2013
By Tasha B
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Very detailed and informative, bought for my psychology degree course and it was all I needed. A very good read even if you don't study psychology, gives you great understanding of human behavior tendencies
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