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Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour

1st Edition

By John H. Cartwright


210 pages

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Paperback: 9780415241489
pub: 2001-11-15
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In recent years, a new discipline has arisen that argues human behaviour can be understood in terms of evolutionary processes. Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour is an introductory level book covering evolutionary psychology, this new and controversial field. The book deals with three main areas: human reproductive behaviour, evolutionary explanations of mental disorders and the evolution of intelligence and the brain. The book is particularly suitable for the AQA-A A2 syllabus, but will also be of interest to undergraduates studying evolutionary psychology for the first time and anyone with a general interest in this new discipline.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Human Reproductive Behaviour. Sexual Selection. Unravelling Human Sexuality. Archetypes of the Psyche: Fears and Anxieties as Adaptive Responses. Evolutionary Accounts of Mental Disorders. The Evolution of Brain Size. The Evolution of Intelligence. Study Aids.

About the Author

John Cartwright is a senior lecturer in Biology at Chester College of Higher Education, an institution affiliated to the University of Liverpool. He teaches courses on Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology as well as the History of Science, and is the author of several books in these areas.

About the Series

Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

They include specially designed features to help with technique, such as model essay at an average level with an examiners comments to show how extra marks can be gained. The authors are all examiners and teachers at introductory level.

The Routledge modular texts are all user friendly and accessible and include the following features:

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