The Psych 101 Series: Evolutionary Psychology 101

Editor/Author Geher, Glenn
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-82-610718-3
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 17
Book Status: Available
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This is a concise and student-friendly survey of the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology (EP) and the controversies that surround it. Evolutionary psychology is an approach to studying human behavior that is rooted in modern evolutionary theory. Firmly grounded in the theoretical and research literature of EP, the book addresses the core theories, approaches, applications, and current findings that comprise this discipline. It is unique in its interdisciplinary focus, which encompasses EPs impact on both psychological and non-psychological disciplines.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • SECTION I Introducing Evolutionary Psychology
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 What Is Evolutionary Psychology?
  • SECTION II Domains of Human Behavior Shaped by Evolution
  • Preface
  • Chapter 2 Evolution and Child Development: The Slowly Developing Ape
  • Chapter 3 Courtship, Intersexual Selection, and Intrasexual Competition: The Hot Ape
  • Chapter 4 Sex: The Excitable Ape
  • Chapter 5 Pair-Bonding: The Somewhat-Monogamous Ape
  • Chapter 6 The Oftentimes-Helpful, Churchgoing Ape
  • Chapter 7 Aggression, Warfare, and Human Nastiness
  • SECTION III Applied Evolutionary Psychology and the Future of the Field
  • Preface
  • Chapter 8 Evolutionary Psychology Applied to Issues of Humanity
  • Chapter 9 Controversies Surrounding Evolutionary Psychology
  • Chapter 10 The Future of Evolutionary Psychology
  • References