Evolutionary Psychology The New Science of the Mind
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 an invaluable resource for undergraduates studying psychology, biology and anthropology.
See "Support Material" below for new online resources, including PowerPoint slides and Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank.
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
"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