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Evolutionary Psychology

The New Science of the Mind, 6th Edition

By David M Buss

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504 pages

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Description

Where did we come from? What is our connection with other life forms? What are the

mechanisms of mind that define what it means to be a human being? Evolutionary psychology

is a revolutionary new science, a true synthesis of modern principles of psychology and

evolutionary biology.

Since the publication of the award-winning first edition of Evolutionary Psychology, there

has been an explosion of research within the field. In this book, David M. Buss examines

human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, providing students with the conceptual tools

needed to study evolutionary psychology and apply them to empirical research on the human

mind. This edition contains expanded coverage of cultural evolution, with a new section on

culture–gene co-evolution, additional studies discussing interbreeding between modern humans

and Neanderthals, expanded discussions of evolutionary hypotheses that have been empirically

disconfirmed, and much more!

Evolutionary Psychology features a wealth of student-friendly pedagogy including critical-thinking

questions and case study boxes designed to show how to apply evolutionary psychology

to real-life situations. It is also accompanied by a thoroughly updated companion website

featuring PowerPoints for each chapter, test bank questions, and links to web resources and

videos.

Evolutionary Psychology is an invaluable resource for undergraduates studying psychology,

biology and anthropology.

Reviews

"This introduction to one of the most exciting approaches to psychology is the best one out there—authoritative, lively, and balanced. It manages to be both theoretically sophisticated and accessible to a wide range of students interested in human nature and how it got that way."- Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, USA

"The 6th edition of David Buss’s Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind, provides students with a thoroughly updated version of the best evolutionary psychology textbook on the market. I have used several competitors of Buss’s textbook in the past, and none are as successful in inspiring student enthusiasm for the field. Buss is an extraordinarily gifted writer: students consistently report that this textbook is the most interesting textbook they have ever been assigned. Surely some of this excitement is attributable to the fascinating field of evolutionary psychology, but I credit Buss’s remarkable skill as a writer, along with the outstanding organization and presentation of the material." - Todd K. Shackelford, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chair Co-Director, Evolutionary Psychology Lab, Oakland University, USA

Table of Contents

Preface

Supplements

Acknowledgements

Part 1 - Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology

 

Chapter 1 - The Scientific Movements Leading to Evolutionary Psychology

Chapter 2 - The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

 

Part 2 - Problems of Survival

 

Chapter 3 - Combating the Hostile Forces of Nature

 

Part 3 - Challenges of Sex and Mating

 

Chapter 4 - Women’s Long-Term Mating strategies

Chapter 5 - Men’s Long-Term Mating Strategies

Chapter 6 - Short-Term Sexual Strategies

 

Part 4 - Challenges of Parenting and Kinship

Chapter 7 - Problems of Parenting

Chapter 8 - Problems of Kinship

 

Part 5 - Problems of Group Living

Chapter 9 - Cooperative Alliances

Chapter 10 - Aggression and Warfare

Chapter 11 - Conflict between the Sexes

Chapter 12 - Status, Prestige, and Social Dominance

Chapter 13 - Toward a Unified Evolutionary Psychology

Bibliography

About the Author

David M. Buss received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his career in academics at Harvard, later moving to the University of Michigan before accepting his current position as professor of psychology at the University of Texas. His primary research interests include human sexuality, mating strategies, conflict between the sexes, homicide, stalking, and sexual victimization. The author of more than 300 scientific articles and six books, Buss has won numerous awards including the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, the APA G. Stanley Hall Lectureship, the APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Award, and a Robert W. Hamilton Book Award for the first edition of Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind. He is also the editor of the first comprehensive Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (Wiley) and co-editor (with Patricia Hawley) of The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences. In 2013, he was named one of the 30 most influential living psychologists in the world. He enjoys extensive cross-cultural research collaborations and lectures widely within the United States and abroad. His hobbies include tennis, squash, and disc golf, and he is an avid film buff.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY008000
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
PSY051000
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology