Evolutionary psychology: a beginner's guide : human behaviour, evolution, and the mind

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Oneworld, May 15, 2005 - Psychology - 184 pages
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This accessible guide provides an introduction to evolutionary psychology -he fascinating and often controversial new discipline that studies humanehavior, evolution and the mind. Starting with its origins in the work ofharles Darwin, the book covers all the key areas of evolutionary psychology,ncluding the role played by genetics in our sexual behavior, parentalecision-making, and how babies learn about and adapt to the world. In clearnd straight-forward language, the book also breaks new ground in examininghe debates and ethical questions raised right now by evolutionary psychologynd contemplating their implications for the future of humankind.

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Contents

one why do we need evolution?
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two what evolution did for us
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three genes development and Instinct
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Louise Barrett is a professor in the psychology department at the University of Lethbridge. She is the author of Baboons and the coauthor of "Cousins," "Walking with Cavemen," "Human Evolutionary Psychology," and "Evolutionary Psychology.

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