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The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 1. Foundation. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 3327984
  • Book
  • December 2015
  • 688 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The indispensable reference tool for the groundbreaking science of evolutionary psychology

Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior? These are the big, unanswered questions that the field of evolutionary psychology seeks to explore. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the seminal work in this vibrant, quickly-developing new discipline. In this thorough revision and expansion, luminaries in the field provide an in-depth exploration of the foundations of evolutionary psychology and explain the new empirical discoveries and theoretical developments that continue at a breathtaking pace.

Evolutionary psychologists posit that the mind has a specialized and complex structure, just as the body has a specialized and complex structure. From this important theoretical concept arises the vast array of possibilities that are at the core of the field, which seeks to examine such traits as perception, language, and memory from an evolutionary perspective. This examination is intended to determine the human psychological traits that are the products of sexual and natural selection and, as such, to chart and understand human nature.

  • Join the discussion of the big questions addressed by the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology
  • Explore the foundations of evolutionary psychology, from theory and methods to the thoughts of EP critics
  • Discover the psychology of human survival, mating, parenting, cooperation and conflict, culture, and more
  • Identify how evolutionary psychology is interwoven with other academic subjects and traditional psychological disciplines

The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the definitive guide for every psychologist and student interested in keeping abreast of new ideas in this quickly-developing field.

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Foreword ix

Steven Pinker

Acknowledgments xv

Contributors xvii

Introduction: The Emergence and Maturation of Evolutionary Psychology xxiii
David M. Buss

David M. Buss

1 The Theoretical Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology 3
John Tooby and Leda Cosmides

2 Life History Theory and Evolutionary Psychology 88
Marco Del Giudice, Steven W. Gangestad, and Hillard S. Kaplan

3 Methods of Evolutionary Sciences 115
Jeffry A. Simpson and Lorne Campbell

4 Evolutionary Psychology and Its Critics 136
Edward H. Hagen

5 Intuitive Ontologies and Domain Specificity 161
Pascal Boyer and H. Clark Barrett

David M. Buss

6 The Evolutionary Psychology of Food Intake and Choice 183
Paul Rozin and Peter M. Todd

7 The Behavioral Immune System 206
Mark Schaller

8 Spatial Navigation and Landscape Preferences 225
Irwin Silverman and Jean Choi

9 Adaptations to Predators and Prey 246
H. Clark Barrett

10 Adaptations to Dangers From Humans 264
Joshua D. Duntley


Challenges of Mating 287
David M. Buss

Adaptationism and Human Mating Psychology 291
Donald Symons

11 Fundamentals of Human Mating Strategies 294
David P. Schmitt

12 Physical Attractiveness: An Adaptationist Perspective 317
Lawrence S. Sugiyama

13 Contest Competition in Men 385
David A. Puts, Drew H. Bailey, and Philip L. Reno

14 Women’s Sexual Interests Across the Ovulatory Cycle 403
Steven W. Gangestad, Randy Thornhill, and Christine E. Garver-Apgar

15 Human Sperm Competition 427
Todd K. Shackelford, Aaron T. Goetz, Craig W. LaMunyon, Michael N. Pham, and Nicholas Pound

16 Human Sexuality and Inbreeding Avoidance 444
Debra Lieberman and Jan Antfolk

17 Sexual Coercion 462
Mark Huppin and Neil M. Malamuth

18 Love and Commitment in Romantic Relationships 482
Lorne Campbell and Timothy J. Loving

Martin Daly

19 Kin Selection 505
Raymond Hames

20 Evolution of Paternal Investment 524
David C. Geary

21 Parental Investment and Parent-Offspring Conflict 542
Catherine Salmon

22 The Evolutionary Ecology of the Family 561
Ruth Mace

23 Hunter-Gatherer Families and Parenting 578
Coren L. Apicella and Alyssa N. Crittenden

24 The Role of Hormones in the Evolution of Human Sociality 598
Mark V. Flinn and Carol V. Ward

Author Index I-1

Subject Index I-30

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David M. Buss Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
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