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Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behaviour

 
 
 
 
Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behaviour
Author: Kevin N. Laland - Gillian Brown
ISBN 13: 9780198508847
ISBN 10: 198508840
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002-06-20
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
List Price: $50.00
 
 

Reviewing a broad swath of the literature related to evolutionary treatments of the causes of human behavior, psychology, and culture, Laland and Brown (both researchers at the Department of Zoology, U. of Cambridge, UK) attempt to evaluate the relative worth of recent research and provide an account of where evolutionary theory holds some promise in explaining human behavior. Chapters individually examine sociobiology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, memetics, and gene-culture coevolution. A final chapter reflects on the possibilities of integrating the various approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Reviewing a broad swath of the literature related to evolutionary treatments of the causes of human behavior, psychology, and culture, Laland and Brown (both researchers at the Department of Zoology, U. of Cambridge, UK) attempt to evaluate the relative worth of recent research and provide an account of where evolutionary theory holds some promise in explaining human behavior. Chapters individually examine sociobiology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, memetics, and gene-culture coevolution. A final chapter reflects on the possibilities of integrating the various approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)