The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

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David M. Buss
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 15, 2005 - Psychology - 850 pages
The foundations of practice and the most recent discoveries intheintriguing newfield of evolutionary psychology

Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from theenvironment interact with the mind to produce behavior? By takingaim at such questions, the science of evolutionary psychology hasemerged as a vibrant new discipline producing groundbreakinginsights. In The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology,leading contributors discuss the foundations of the field as wellas recent discoveries currently shaping this burgeoning area ofpsychology.

Guided by an editorial board made up of such luminaries as LedaCosmides, John Tooby, Don Symons, Steve Pinker, Martin Daly, MargoWilson, and Helena Cronin, the text's chapters delve into acomprehensive range of topics, covering the full range of thediscipline:

  • Foundations of evolutionary psychology
  • Survival
  • Mating
  • Parenting and kinship
  • Group living
  • Interfaces with traditional disciplines of evolutionarypsychology
  • And interfaces across disciplines.
In addition to an in-depth survey of the theory and practice ofevolutionary psychology, the text also features an enlighteningdiscussion of this discipline in the context of the law, medicine,and culture. An Afterword by Richard Dawkins provides some finalthoughts from the renowned writer and exponent of evolutionarytheory. Designed to set the standard for handbooks in the field,The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an indispensablereference tool for every evolutionary psychologist and student.
 

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Contents

Part II SURVIVAL
175
Part III MATING
251
Part IV PARENTING AND KINSHIP
443
Part V GROUP LIVING
581
Part VI EVOLUTIONIZING TRADITIONAL DISCIPLINES OF PSYCHOLOGY
773
Part VII APPLICATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY TO OTHER DISCIPLINES
929
Afterword
975
Author Index
981
Subject Index
1009
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David M. Buss has taught at Harvard University, University of Michigan, and the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently Professor of Evolutionary Psychology.

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