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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 of Emotional CommunicationFrom Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man

Evolution of Emotional Communication: From Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man

Eckart Altenmüller, Sabine Schmidt, and Elke Zimmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199583560
eISBN:
9780191747489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583560.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Why do we believe to understand animal voices such as whining or aggressive barking of our dogs, the longing meows of our cats? Why do we frequently assess deep voices as dominant and high voices as ... More

The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences

The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences

David M. Buss and Patricia H. Hawley (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195372090
eISBN:
9780199893485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372090.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

Rather than viewing individual differences as merely the raw material upon which selection operates, this book provides theories and empirical evidence which suggest that personality and individual ... 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

Evolution's EmpressDarwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Maryanne L. Fisher, Justin R. Garcia, and Rosemarie Sokol Chang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Evolution’s Empress identifies women as active agents within the evolutionary process. The chapters in this volume focus on topics as diverse as female social interactions, mate ... More

Evolutionary Worlds without End

Evolutionary Worlds without End

Henry Plotkin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199544950
eISBN:
9780191594366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The book examines the issue of whether there is any general theory in the biological and social sciences that has similar explanatory power to the general theories of physics. Specifically selection ... 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

Genetics of Psychological Well-BeingThe role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology

Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology

Michael Pluess (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199686674
eISBN:
9780191766787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686674.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The science of psychological well-being has gained a lot of interest in the last decade. While it has been shown that psychological well-being is partly heritable, research focused on the ... More

If

If

Jonathan Evans and David Over

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525134
eISBN:
9780191728174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525134.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

‘IF’ is one of the most important and interesting words in the English language, being used to express hypothetical thought. The use of conditionals such as ‘if’ also distinguishes human intelligence ... More

In Touch with the FutureThe sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

In Touch with the Future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199644469
eISBN:
9780191760587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

“Touch makes our world real”. Starting from this assumption, this book summarizes the latest findings to have emerged from the field of cognitive neuroscience in recent years concerning the ... 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

Missing the RevolutionDarwinism for social scientists

Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for social scientists

Jerome H. Barkow (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195130027
eISBN:
9780199893874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130027.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Sociologists and social and cultural anthropologists have largely missed a major intellectual revolution of our time: the application to our own species of the Darwinian framework that has been ... More

Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

Alan R. Harvey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198786856
eISBN:
9780191838736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786856.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This is a book about the importance of music in human evolution and its continued relevance to modern-day human society—how, from the very beginning of our species, musical communication has been a ... More

The Origins of MoralityAn Evolutionary Account

The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Dennis Krebs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This book updates Darwin’s early account of the evolution of morality in light of contemporary theory and research from a wide array of academic areas. The evidence supports two main propositions. ... More

Primate Neuroethology

Primate Neuroethology

Michael Platt and Asif Ghazanfar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195326598
eISBN:
9780199864904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This edited volume bridges the epistemological gap between primate ethologists and primate neurobiologists. Experts in several fields review work ranging from primate foraging behavior, to 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

War, Peace, and Human NatureThe Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Douglas P. Fry (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Have humans always waged war? Is warring an ancient evolutionary adaptation or a relatively recent behavior—and what does that tell us about human nature? This book brings together experts in ... More

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