The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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Oxford University Press, USA, Feb 13, 2012 - Medical - 574 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology ambitiously brings together an eclectic and provocative body of work from some of the brightest minds in comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology, highlighting the strengths and insights of each field. Across chapters, readers will come to appreciate the new field of "comparative evolutionary psychology," which successfully combines laboratory and field approaches, drawing on diverse methodologies and theoretical viewpoints to elucidate the mysteries of animal behavior and cognition. This comprehensive volume includes coverage of: - Unique specializations in a wide range of taxa from insects, cephalopods, reptiles, corvids, canines, cetaceans, and primates - Communication, cooperation, social learning, memory and cognitition in different species - Controversial theories about the evolution of sometimes surprising abilities in species, both phylogenetically close to and distant from humans. Suitable for seasoned researchers and graduate students alike, this volume reflects a range of views on human and non-human behavior and cognition, and advances these topics in a wide range of species.

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Jennifer Vonk, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Todd K. Shackelford, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Oakland University, and Director, Evolutionary Psychology Lab, Oakland University.

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