Evolutionary psychology: the new science of the mind

Portada
Allyn and Bacon, 1999 - 456 páginas
1 Reseña
Evolutionary psychology is a new and revolutionary science, rapidly growing in scientific practice and media attention. David Buss, a leading researcher in the field, has written the first comprehensive text on the subject, introducing students to a new perspective on the fascinating puzzles of human nature. Composed of cutting-edge research and featuring an engaging writing style, the author offers compelling scientific answers to the profound human questions of love and work. Beginning with a historical introduction, the text logically progresses by discussing adaptive problems that humans face, and ends with a unifying chapter showing how the new field of evolutionary psychology encompasses all branches of psychology. Each chapter is alive with the subjects that most occupy our minds: sex, mating, getting along, getting ahead, friends, enemies, and social hierarchies. Why is child abuse 40 times more prevalent among step-families than biologically intact families? According to one study, why did 75% of men but 0% of women consent to have sex with a complete stranger? Buss explores these intriguing quandaries with his vision of psychology in the new millennium as a new science of the mind.

Dentro del libro

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los lugares habituales.

Libros relacionados

Índice

Landmarks in the History of Evolutionary Thinking
4
Common Misunderstandings about Evolutionary Theory
18
Summary
30
Página de créditos

Otras 24 secciones no se muestran.

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Referencias a este libro

On the Origin of Species
Charles Darwin
Vista previa restringida - 2003
Todos los resultados de la Búsqueda de libros »

Sobre el autor (1999)

David M. Buss has taught at Harvard University, University of Michigan, and the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently Professor of Evolutionary Psychology.

Información bibliográfica