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Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology - 03 edition

Evolutionary Psychology - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9781891786129

ISBN10: 1891786121

Evolutionary Psychology by Matthew Rossano - ISBN 9781891786129
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International: No
Evolutionary Psychology by Matthew Rossano - ISBN 9781891786129

ISBN13: 9781891786129

ISBN10: 1891786121

Edition: 03

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Written in a lively and engaging manner, this new work places evolutionary psychology within the broad sweep of our primate heritage and the full scope of our evolutionary story. Beginning with the basics of evolution, the book first unpacks the far-ranging saga of human evolution, then moves on to examine motor behavior and emotions, sexual behavior and mate selection, and higher cognition.

Author Bio

Rossano, Matthew J. : Southeastern Louisiana University

Matthew J. Rossano received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. He is presently Professor of Psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana where he has taught courses in Evolutionary Psychology and in Cognitive Psychology for the past 10 years.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section I: Background: History and Evolution.

1. Explaining Human Nature.
2. Evolutionary Psychology: Basic Concepts.
3. Evolutionary Psychology: Methods and Criticisms.
4. Human Evolution I: Foundations.
5. Human Evolution II: From Hominid to Human.

Section II: Action and Feeling.

6. The Physical Human and the Control of Movement.
7. The Function an Evolution of Emotions.
8. The Adaptive and Maladaptive Significance of Emotions.

Section III: Cooperation.

9. The Evolution of Cooperation.
10. Cooperation between the Sexes I: Evolution.
11. Cooperation between the Sexes II: The Male Perspective.
12. Cooperation Between the Sexes III: The Female Perspective.

Section IV: Development and Family Dynamics.

13. Parent/Offspring Conflicts: Prenatal and Postnatal.
14. Childhood Development and Family Life.

Section V: Higher Cognition.

15. Thought and Reasoning: Comparative Approaches.
16. Thought and Reasoning: Evolution.
17. The Evolution of Language.
18. Right, Wrong, and a Sense of Self.

Epilogue: A Moral to the Story?