Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction

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Cambridge University Press, May 20, 2004 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 417 pages
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This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the increasingly important and fascinating science of evolutionary psychology, which attempts to understand the mind and behavior in terms of the evolutionary pressures that shaped them. The text carefully integrates evolutionary ideas with those of mainstream academic psychology to complement traditional courses and offers abundant critical evaluation. Topics covered include cognitive and social development, language, emotion, and evolutionary psychopathology. Each chapter features:
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    Contents

    III
    1
    IV
    29
    V
    58
    VI
    81
    VII
    111
    VIII
    139
    IX
    172
    X
    194
    XII
    248
    XIII
    279
    XIV
    307
    XV
    342
    XVI
    371
    XVII
    379
    XVIII
    405
    Copyright

    XI
    216

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    About the author (2004)

    Lance Workman is principal lecturer and head of department of psychology at Bath Spa University College. He has written numerous articles on biological psychology and on animal behaviour, and recently wrote the evolutionary psychology section of the Encarta encyclopedia.

    Will Reader is senior lecturer in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University, specialising in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and human-computer interaction. He has published articles in all these areas.

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