Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature

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Review: Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

If Evolutionary Psychologists were to argue that the sky is blue, Buller would surely argue that, contrary to appearances, the sky is actually plaid. This is presumably only a minor exaggeration ... Read full review

Review: Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature

User Review  - Nebuchadnezzar - Goodreads

Evolutionary psychology is a subject that invites so much controversy that even most academic types can't seem to keep their heads screwed on straight when it's brought up. Buller is not one of those ... Read full review

Contents

Evolution
14
The Causes of Evolution
23
Adaptation
28
Phenotypic Variation
34
Mind
46
The Evolution of Behavior
47
The Adapted Mind
50
The Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness
55
Men Seeking Women
207
Women Seeking Men
225
Concluding Skeptical Remarks
249
Marriage
256
Keeping Myself Only unto You
274
The CreenEyed Monster
298
Parenthood
344
What Is The Truth about Cinderella?
367

Modularity and the Adapted Mind
60
Human Nature
67
Adaptation
80
Adaptation Hunting
89
Our Modern Skulls House a StoneAge Mind
104
Psychological Differences and Our Common Nature
109
Modularity
124
The Arguments for Modularity Reconsidered
141
The Empirical Evidence for Modularity Reconsidered
157
On DomainGeneral Mechanisms
192
Mating
198
The Evolution of Desire
199
Trying to Understand Parents
407
Human Nature
416
The Very Idea
417
Normal People
425
Species
435
Human Universals
454
Please Be Patient Evolution Isnt Finished with Us Yet
468
Epilogue
478
Notes
480
Bibliography
494
Index
524
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