Evolutionary psychology: the new science of the mind

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Allyn and Bacon, 2004 - Psychology - 455 pages
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In its first edition, "Evolutionary Psychology: The Science of the Mind" was the premier and original text for the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology. David Buss, one of the foremost researchers in the field, has thoroughly revised his already enormously successful text to provide an even more comprehensive overview of this dynamic field. Using cutting-edge research and an engaging writing style, the Second Edition of "Evolutionary Psychology""ensures that your students will master the material presented.

Highlights of the Second Edition:

  • Offers a logical progression of topics by discussing adaptive problems that humans face.
  • Integrates additional material on cognition and language throughout the text.
  • Includes stories, media and cultural examples and illustrations, and applications to the personal lives of students.

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This is the textook I'm using this year in my Comparative Psychology class, which combines ethology and evolutionary elements. This is a very good book on the topic. I haven't finished the class yet ... Read full review


PART ONE Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology
The Scientific Movements Leading to Evolutionary Psychology
The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

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About the author (2004)

David M. Buss received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley in 1981. He began his career in academics at Harvard, later moving to the University of Michigan before accepting his current position as Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas. His primary research interests include human sexuality, mating strategies, conflict between the sexes, homicide, stalking, and sexual victimization. The author of more than 200 scientific articles and 6 books, Buss has won numerous awards including the "American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology" (1988), the "APA G. Stanley Hall Lectureship" (1990), the "APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Award "(2001), and the "Robert W. Hamilton Book Award" (2000) for the first edition of "Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind." He is also the editor of the first comprehensive "Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology "(2005, Wiley). He enjoys extensive cross-cultural research collaborations and lectures widely within the United States and abroad.

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