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Ancestral Landscapes in Human EvolutionCulture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Darcia Narvaez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The social contexts in which children develop have transformed over recent decades, but also over millennia. Modern parenting practices have diverged greatly from ancestral practices, which included ... More

Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Applied Evolutionary Psychology

S. Craig Roberts (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Evolutionary psychology aims to understand and describe human behaviour in the light of past and continuing selection and adaptation. Still a young and developing discipline, the past couple of ... More

The Caring MotivationAn Integrated Theory

The Caring Motivation: An Integrated Theory

Ofra Mayseless

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199913619
eISBN:
9780190299002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913619.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book deals with our innate motivation to care, give, help, and nurture another person or entity. Several conceptual frameworks—spiritual views of caring, evolutionary accounts, biological bases ... More

Evolution, Early Experience and Human DevelopmentFrom Research to Practice and Policy

Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Darcia Narvaez, Jaak Panksepp, Allan N. Schore, and Tracy R. Gleason (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The field of cognitive psychology is in a state of empirical abundance, and experts now know more about mammalian brain function than ever before. In contrast, psychological problems such as ADHD, ... More

Evolving Insight

Evolving Insight

Richard W. Byrne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757078
eISBN:
9780191820281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757078.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book develops a new theory of the evolutionary origins of human abilities to understand the world of objects and other people: the evolution of mind. Defining mental representation and ... More

Folk Physics for ApesThe Chimpanzee's theory of how the world works

Folk Physics for Apes: The Chimpanzee's theory of how the world works

Daniel Povinelli

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198572190
eISBN:
9780191584978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198572190.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

From an early age, humans know a surprising amount about basic physical principles, such as gravity, force, mass, and shape. We can see this in the way that young children play and manipulate objects ... More

A mind of her ownThe evolutionary psychology of women

A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women

Anne Campbell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199609543
eISBN:
9780191747717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609543.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Males have been center stage in evolutionary theory ever since Darwin described “passionate” males and “coy” females. As males fought each other for copulation opportunities, females waited on the ... More

Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Teresa McCormack, Christoph Hoerl, and Stephen Butterfill (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

What cognitive abilities underpin the use of tools, and how are tools and their properties represented or understood by tool-users? Does the study of tool use provide us with a unique or distinctive ... More

World without weightPerspectives on an alien mind

World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind

Daniel Povinelli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198570967
eISBN:
9780191730979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570967.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In every domain of reasoning — from time and space, to mental states and physical illness — humans deploy an exceedingly diverse range of intuitive ‘theories’ about how the world works. Children from ... More

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