Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide

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Oneworld Publications, 1 Mar 2005 - 240 sayfa
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Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide is a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive guide to the study of the effects of evolutionary theory on human behaviour. Written specifically for the general reader, and for entry-level students, it covers all the most important elements of this interdisciplinary subject, from the role of evolution in our selection of partner, to the influence of genetics on parenting. The book draws widely on examples, case studies and background facts to convey a substantial amount of information, and is authored by the UK’s leading experts in the field, from the only dedicated research and teaching institute.
 

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Why do we need evolution?
What evolution did for
Genes development and instinct
How to make us human
Choosing mates
The dilemmas of parenthood
The social whirl
Language and culture
The uniqueness of human being
Virtual worlds
The science of morality
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool, has lectured around the world and is the author of several acclaimed books, including Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language (Faber & Faber, 1988).
Louise Barrett and John Lycett are lecturers in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool.

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