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Evolutionary Psychology: The Ultimate Origins of Human Behavior

 
 
 
 
Evolutionary Psychology: The Ultimate Origins of Human Behavior
Author: Jack A. Palmer - Linda K. Palmer
ISBN 13: 9780205278688
ISBN 10: 20527868
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-10-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $80.60
 
 

Evolutionary psychology attempts to explain how certain behaviors developed over time in order to secure human survival. This text weaves evolutionary explanations into a framework that incorporates ontogeny and physiological mechanisms, as well as immediate causation. It reviews how evolutionary psychology explains and predicts human behavior in contexts such as mate selection and development and maintenance of social hierarchies. Primary topics addressed are human origins, evolution of the brain and mind, language, mating, social behavior, tool use and art, and challenges of adjusting our minds and behavior to the modern environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)