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Evolutionary Psychology

Genes, Environments, and Time

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Evolutionary Psychology: Genes, Environments, and Time is an extremely student-friendly textbook that explores with depth all the central topics in evolutionary psychology, integrating perspectives from psychology,...

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Evolutionary Psychology: Genes, Environments, and Time is an extremely student-friendly textbook that explores with depth all the central topics in evolutionary psychology, integrating perspectives from psychology, ethology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and zoology. This is a uniquely written text that combines humour and thoughtful scholarship, examining the major theoretical perspectives and delivering an entertaining read to students.

Drawing upon cutting-edge research and case studies as well as paying appropriate attention to important technical concepts, author Brett Pelham delivers a keenly analytical approach to the subject. In addition to covering traditional topics, Evolutionary Psychology also explores the frequently overlooked topics of parenting, culture, life history theory, and applied evolutionary psychology. This textbook is apt for undergraduate students taking courses in psychology and anthropology. 

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Allosaurus and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day: Some basic evolutionary concepts
Evolutionary epistemology: research methods in evolutionary psychology.- How did we get here? Genetics, natural selection, and speciation
Let’s talk about sex: Promiscuity, ovulation, incest avoidance, and sexual jealousy
Will you never grow up?: Human development
Six children and a pickle barrel: Parenting, step-parenting, and grandparenting
Thinking hard or hardly thinking?: Evolution, thought, and language
Until someone gets hurt: Evolution and aggression
Is there an “I” in altruism?: Evolution and prosocial behaviour
Genes, schmenes: Evolutionary social and cultural psychology
Death be somewhat proud: Partial solutions to the problem of death
On the origin of specialness: And how to save a planet from it.


Kudos! This captivating and witty tour of evolutionary psychology’s big ideas emphasizes their application to everyday life. – Dr. David Myers, Hope College
I thoroughly enjoyed this book's conversational and storytelling style of writing- very easy to read with a lot of real-world and modern examples. Pelham acts more like an approachable mentor, writing on the subject deeply but without making topics feel sluggish to read through. My students are certain to appreciate this balance! – Darren Iwamoto, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Evolutionary Psychology is a fantastic book. Pelham takes a personalized yet critical approach without sacrificing the science - it’s like he teaches you a personal master class on the field! I highly recommend this textbook! – John E. Edlund, Rochester Institute of Technology
A lucid, detailed, and entertaining introduction to the deeper questions investigating why humans think and behave in the ways that they do (also known as evolutionary psychology); delightfully informative and readable for both novices and experts alike. – Dr. Damian R. Murray, Tulane University
This is a great introduction to the fascinating field of evolutionary psychology: well-written, original, and laced with humour, insights, and anecdotes. One of the best short introductions to the subject I’ve read. – Dr. Steve Stewart-Williams
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Brett Pelham received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught and conducted research at UCLA, SUNY-Buffalo, Swarthmore College, St, Mary’s College of Maryland, and Georgetown University. He is currently a professor at Montgomery College, MD. He is the author of about 60 empirical papers and two other textbooks: Conducting Research in Psychology (5th ed., SAGE) and Intermediate Statistics (SAGE). ​

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Brett Pelham received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught and conducted research at UCLA, SUNY-Buffalo, Swarthmore College, St, Mary’s College of Maryland, and Georgetown University. He is currently a professor at Montgomery College, MD. He is the author of about 60 empirical papers and two other textbooks: Conducting Research in Psychology (5th ed., SAGE) and Intermediate Statistics (SAGE). ​

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