Evolutionary psychology, with insights from genetics, anthropology and cognitive psychology, illuminates how fundamental aspects of the way humans think, feel and interact derive from reproductive interests and an ultimate need for survival.
In this updated and expanded edition, the author considers the emergence of Homo sapiens as a species and looks at contemporary issues, such as familial relationships and conflict and cooperation, in light of key theoretical principles.
The book covers basic concepts including natural and sexual selection, life history theory and the fundamentals of genetics. New material will be found in chapters on emotion, culture, incest avoidance, ethics and cognition, and a whole section devoted to the evolutionary analysis of mental disorders. This comprehensive textbook will be of great value to students of psychology, human biology and physical and cultural anthroplogy.
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'This offers a well-balanced approach to the subject of evolutionary approaches to human behaviour. The revised edition still contains more evolutionary biology than other evolutionary psychology textbooks which is a real strength. The new chapter on ethics is a valuable addition as it presents philosophical arguments linked to an evolutionary approach to human behaviour.' - Dr Julie Coultas, University of Sussex
'I warmly welcome this new edition. The author has expanded and updated the content and scope while maintaining the critical approach so important in the first edition. The inclusion of newer material means that this text will form a good "fit" to numerous evolutionary courses now on offer, whether as undergraduate options, or for more advanced Master's programmes.' - Dr Nick Neave, Northumbria University
JOHN CARTWRIGHT is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology at Chester College of Higher Education, affiliated to the University of Liverpool, UK, where he teaches courses on Darwin and the evolutionary approach to understanding human behaviour.
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