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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User Review  - Morgan Blackledge - Goodreads

I can't encounter this material, no mater how dryly written, and not be changed. Evo-psych is just so damned powerful. I literally can't get enough of it. That being said. This book is brilliant by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Very informational. Lots of things I didn't know and found interesting. If you ever want to know why we do some of the things we do then I reccomend this book. Read full review


one why do we need evolution?
two what evolution did for us
three genes development and Instinct

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About the author (2005)

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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