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Evolutionary Psychology (2nd Edition)

Evolutionary Psychology (2nd Edition)
Author: Steven J. C. Gaulin - Donald H. McBurney
ISBN 13: 9780131115293
ISBN 10: 131115294
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2003-08-04
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
List Price: $169.80

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 authors—representing the disciplines of both psychology and anthropology—present 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.