Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind
Psychology Press, Oct 2, 2015 - 496 páginas
This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind. Content topics are logically arrayed, starting with challenges of survival, mating, parenting, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, including cooperation, aggression, sexual conflict, and status, prestige, and social hierarchies. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.
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Attributes evolutionary theories to cultural norms that affect behaviour and calls it "science". Many of Buss' theories on the evolutionary psychology with regard to gender have been debunked by other studies that include non-heterosexual male and female subjects. Also, paleontologists and anthropologists say that Buss' perception of prehistoric humans is false and falsely interpreted as how humans have evolved. Because he's spent his career pushing forth his theories as fact/science, he doesn't consider that he is wrong; therefore, he has a very large blind-spot in his interpretations of the results of his studies.
I would never recommend this book to any instructor or student of psychology unless it is to be an example of pseudoscience.