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Evolution and Human Behaviour (3rd Edition)

Darwinian Perspectives on the Human Condition

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 520
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Our experience of the world is driven by processes common to all animals: growth, survival, reproduction and death. Evolution and Human Behaviour explores the complexities of the human experience through the lens of...

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Our experience of the world is driven by processes common to all animals: growth, survival, reproduction and death. Evolution and Human Behaviour explores the complexities of the human experience through the lens of Darwinism, drawing on a long and vibrant tradition of different theories and interpretations. This textbook offers a compelling synthesis of key concepts, addressing human thought, feeling and behaviour in fundamental evolutionary terms. This is a essential text for undergraduate students taking courses in psychology, human biology, ethology, anthropology and human behavioural ecology, providing an insightful and comprehensive introduction for anyone who wishes to understand how human behaviour has evolved.new_to_this_edition

  • Additional chapters on health and disease, homosexuality, the nature of adaptations and life history theory
  • Includes brand-new material on epigenetics, patterns of crime, error management theory, moral foundations theory, religion and gene culture co-evolution
  • Now accompanied by a companion website offering additional reading material and useful practice questions
  • New 'controversy' boxes in each chapter, providing ideas for essay topics and classroom discussion

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  • An academic text that is accessibly written with the student-reader in mind helping understanding of both the key and more complex theories
  • Fully revised and updated throughout, taking into account the latest research in this exciting and fast-moving field
  • An impressive scope of topics covered, now with an expanded section upon applied evolutionary psychology and human behavioural ecology sections

Historical Introduction: Evolution and Theories of Mind and Behaviour, Darwin and After
Foundations of Darwinian Psychology
Natural Selection, Inclusive Fitness and the Selfish Gene
Sex and Sexual Selection
The evolution of the Hominins
The Quintessence of Dust: The Hominin Package
Adaptations and Evolved Design
Life History Theory
Cognition and modularity
Emotions
Altruism and Cooperation
Conflict and Crime
Human Sexual Behaviour: Anthropological Perspectives
Human Mate Choice: The Evolutionary Logic of Sexual Desire.-Facial Atractiveness
The Paradox of Homosexuality
Incest Avoidance and the Westermark Effect
Darwinian Medicine: Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease
Three Case Studies in Evolution and Health: Diet, Cancer and Mental Disorder
The Evolution of Culture: Genes and Memes
Ethics


“Cartwright’s book is worth a careful look if you are seeking a general and current overview of evolutionary theory applied to human behavior, or if you are trying to identify a resource on the evolution of human behavior for teaching purposes. … The book is of value to a non-evolutionary scholar or student seeking a manageable overview of evolutionary approaches to human behavior. … I have not found a better volume than Cartwright’s book for teaching purposes … .” (Peter B. Gray, Human Nature, Vol. 28, 2017)
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John Cartwright is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology at Chester College of Higher Education, affiliated to the University of Liverpool..

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John Cartwright is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology at Chester College of Higher Education, affiliated to the University of Liverpool..

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