Textbooks: Evolutionary Psychology

  • Primate Behavior and Human Origins

    By Glenn E. King

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of primate behavior. As well as covering common features and diversity, it demonstrates the theoretical perspectives and concepts that are applied to primate behavior, and explores the relevance of non-human primates to understanding human behavior. King…

    Paperback – 2015-11-13 
    Routledge

  • Evolution and Behavior

    By Lance Workman, Will Reader

    The relationship between how we evolved and how we behave is a controversial and fascinating field of study. From how we choose a mate to how we socialize with other people, the evolutionary process has an enduring legacy on the way we view the world. Evolution and Behavior provides students with a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-02 
    Routledge
    Foundations of Psychology

  • Evolutionary Psychology

    The New Science of the Mind, Fifth Edition

    By David Buss

     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.…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
    Psychology Press

  • Evolutionary Playwork

    2nd Edition

    By Bob Hughes

    Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children’s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of…

    Paperback – 2011-09-28
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Origins

    Evolution and Human Development

    By Peter LaFrenière

    In this text, students are invited to rethink psychology by grounding it in the natural sciences with the understanding that evolutionary and developmental processes work together with culture to solve problems of human adaptation. These processes are cast as interdependent:…

    Hardback – 2010-09-22
    Psychology Press

  • Comparative Psychology

    Evolution and Development of Behavior, 2nd Edition

    By Mauricio R. Papini

    Comparative Psychology (second edition) is a core textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Evolutionary Psychology. Its main goal is to introduce the student to evolutionary and developmental approaches to the study of animal behavior.…

    Paperback – 2008-05-28
    Psychology Press

  • The Psychology of Physical Attraction

    By Viren Swami, Adrian Furnham

    People have long been interested in the complexities of human beauty, but until recently the science of attractiveness was largely left to poets, playwrights, philosophers, and artists. This book begins the task of providing a scientific look at physical attraction, by offering an overview of…

    Paperback – 2007-11-08
    Routledge

  • The Caveman Mystique

    Pop-Darwinism and the Debates Over Sex, Violence, and Science

    By Martha McCaughey

    Has evolution made men promiscuous skirt chasers?  Pop-Darwinian claims about men's irrepressible heterosexuality have become increasingly common, and increasingly common excuses for men's sexual aggression. The Caveman Mystique traces such claims about the hairier sex through…

    Paperback – 2007-10-19
    Routledge

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