Evolutionary Psychology (2nd Edition)
- Publish Date: 2003-08-04
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Steven J. C. Gaulin;Donald H. McBurney
The second edition of Evolutionary Psychology is the only book on the market that shows the relevance of evolutionary thinking to the entire range of psychological phenomena, and it does so at a level appropriate for readers new to the field. Each chapter deals with a particular topic by illustrating how an evolutionary approach illuminates behavior as a response to problems faced by humans in our evolutionary past. The authorsârepresenting the disciplines of both psychology and anthropologyâpresent their material traditionally: they first provide the foundation for understanding the fundamentals of modern evolutionary theory; then systematically apply this theory to learning, cognition, perception, emotion, development, pathology, and more. For any reader interested in a richer understanding of human behavior and the psychological mechanisms that underlie it.
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