Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind

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Allyn and Bacon, 1999 - Evolutionary psychology - 456 pages
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Beginning with a historical introduction, the text logically progresses by discussing adaptive problems that humans face, and ends with a unifying chapter showing how the new field of evolutionary psychology encompasses all branches of psychology. *Contains state-of-the-art coverage, including many 1997, 1998, and 'in press' references *Clear and engaging writing style contains stories, media and cultural examples and illustrations, and applications to the personal lives of students

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Fantastic, if somewhat introductory, textbook.

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Landmarks in the History of Evolutionary Thinking
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Common Misunderstandings about Evolutionary Theory
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Summary
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David M. Buss, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, and previously taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. He is the author of the highly praised "The Evolution of Desire" and is internationally known for his expertise on sex, emotions, and the strategies of human mating. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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