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Evolutionary psychology : the new science of the mind (Sixth edition)

By: Buss, David M (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

1138088617 / 9781138088610
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28 cm xiv, 503 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Previous edition: 2016.

Where did we come from? What is our connection with other life forms? What are themechanisms of mind that define what it means to be a human being?

Evolutionary psychologyis a revolutionary new science, a true synthesis of modern principles of psychology andevolutionary biology. Since the publication of the award-winning first edition of Evolutionary Psychology, therehas been an explosion of research within the field.

In this book, David M. Buss examineshuman behavior from an evolutionary perspective, providing students with the conceptual toolsneeded to study evolutionary psychology and apply them to empirical research on the humanmind.

This edition contains expanded coverage of cultural evolution, with a new section onculture-gene co-evolution, additional studies discussing interbreeding between modern humansand Neanderthals, expanded discussions of evolutionary hypotheses that have been empiricallydisconfirmed, and much more!Evolutionary Psychology features a wealth of student-friendly pedagogy including critical-thinkingquestions and case study boxes designed to show how to apply evolutionary psychologyto real-life situations.

It is also accompanied by a thoroughly updated companion websitefeaturing PowerPoints for each chapter, test bank questions, and links to web resources andvideos. Evolutionary Psychology is an invaluable resource for undergraduates studying psychology,biology and anthropology.


JMH Social, group or collective psychology, JMM Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology, JMR Cognition & cognitive psychology, JMS The self, ego, identity, personality, MMJT Psychotherapy

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