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The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior

The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior

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Irene M. Pepperberg, Lucy Bates, Ellen C. Garland, Luke Rendell, Laura Betzig, Bernard Chapais, Alex Mesoudi, Frederick M. Toates, Eloise Stark, Kent C. Berridge, Morten L. Kringelbach, Dwaipayan Adhya, Aicha Massrali, Arkoprovo Paul, Mark Kotter, Jason Carroll, Deepak Srivastava, Jack Price, Simon Baron-Cohen, Luke Colquhoun, Lance Workman, Jo Fowler, Dennis L. Krebs, Will Reader, Sara Hughes, Craig T. Palmer, Kathryn Coe, Randy Thornhill, Corey L. Fincher, Alec T. Beall, Jessica L. Tracy, Louise Barrett, Ádám Miklósi, Veronika Konok, Peter J. LaFreniere, Rachelle M. Smith, Michael C. Corballis, Andreas Wilke, Alyson J. Myers, David F. Bjorklund, Sebastian Grüneisen, Emily Wyman, William M. Brown, Peter K. Smith, Frank J. Sulloway, Anne Campbell, Steve Stewart-Williams, Daniel Conroy-Beam, David M. Buss, Paul L. Vasey, Lanna J. Petterson, Scott W. Semenyna, Francisco R. Gómez, Doug P. VanderLaan, Maryanne L. Fisher, Justin R. Garcia, Rebecca L. Burch, William J. Ray, Alfonso Troisi, Paul Gilbert, Rebecca Brewer, Geoffrey Bird, Abraham P. Buunk, Adrian Furnham, Satoshi Kanazawa, Sandie Taylor, Lance Workman, Martin Daly, Gretchen Perry, Gregory Hanlon, Jerome H. Barkow, Clemens Schwender, Deirdre Barrett, Mathias Clasen, Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, Catherine Salmon
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  • Publication planned for: March 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781316642825

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  • The transformative wave of Darwinian insight continues to expand throughout the human sciences. While still centered on evolution-focused fields such as evolutionary psychology, ethology, and human behavioral ecology, this insight has also influenced cognitive science, neuroscience, feminist discourse, sociocultural anthropology, media studies, and clinical psychology. This handbook's goal is to amplify the wave by bringing together world-leading experts to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of evolution-oriented and influenced fields. While evolutionary psychology remains at the core of the collection, it also covers the history, current standing, debates, and future directions of the panoply of fields entering the Darwinian fold. As such, The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior is a valuable reference not just for evolutionary psychologists but also for scholars and students from many fields who wish to see how the evolutionary perspective is relevant to their own work.

    • Brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including evolutionary psychology, ethology, human behavioral ecology, sociocultural anthropology, biology, neuroscience, and media studies
    • Introduces both theoretical and applied issues, making these accessible to students and scholars without specialized training in evolutionary theory
    • Includes up-to-date findings with regard to mechanisms underlying evolutionary change
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    • Publication planned for: March 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781316642825
    • dimensions: 279 x 216 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The Comparative Approach:
    1. Human-grey parrot comparisons in cognitive performance
    2. Cognitive abilities in elephants
    3. Culture and communication among cetaceans
    Part II. Sociocultural Anthropology and Evolution:
    4. Eusociality in humans
    5. The nature and psychological foundation of social universals
    6. The study of culture and evolution across disciplines
    Part III. Evolution and Neuroscience:
    7. Are evolutionary psychology and the neuroscience of motivation compatible?
    8. Are we designed to be happy? The neuroscience of making sense of pleasure
    9. Environmental pressures on transgenerational epigenetic inheritance: an evolutionary development mechanism influencing atypical neurodevelopment in autism?
    Part IV. Group Living – The Evolution of Social and Moral Behavior:
    10. The problem of altruism and future directions
    11. Can evolutionary processes explain the origins of morality?
    12. The evolution and function of third-party moral judgment
    13. Evolution of the human family
    14. The parasite-stress theory of cultural values and sociality
    15. The evolution of pride and shame
    16. Thinking outside the head: cognitive ecologies and evolutionary psychology
    Part V. Evolution and Cognition:
    17. Runaway processes in modern human culture: an evolutionary approach to exaggerated communication in present human societies
    18. Ontogeny of tactical deception
    19. The evolution of language: a Darwinian approach
    20. The adaptive problem of exploiting resources: human foraging behavior in patchy environments
    Part VI. Evolution and Development:
    21. Evolutionary developmental psychology: developing adaptations in infancy and childhood
    22. The ontogeny and evolution of cooperation
    23. Genomic imprinting is critical for understanding the development and adaptive design of psychological mechanisms in humans and other animals
    24. Evolutionary explanations for bullying behavior
    25. Birth order and evolutionary psychology
    Part VII. Sexual Selection and Human Sex Differences:
    26. Survival, selection, and sex differences in fear
    27. The enigmatic urge: how sexual desire works
    28. Are humans peacocks or robins?
    29. Human mate selection: a multidimensional approach
    30. Kin selection and the evolution of male androphilia
    31. Evolutionary psychology: thoughts on integrating feminist perspectives
    Part VIII. Abnormal Behavior and Evolutionary Psychopathology:
    32. Psychopathology from an evolutionary perspective
    33. Are we on the verge of Darwinian psychiatry?
    34. The evolution of prosocial behavior: from caring to compassion
    35. Disordered social cognition: alexithymia and interoception
    Part IX. Applying Evolutionary Principles:
    36. A bridge too far? Evolutionary psychology and the solutions of social problems
    37. The evolution of personality
    38. Applying evolutionary principles to criminality
    39. Substitute parenting
    40. Historians and the evolutionary approach to human behavior
    41. The psychology of extraterrestrials: the new frontier?
    Part X. Evolution and the Media:
    42. Daily talk shows as virtual gossip communities
    43. Supernormal stimuli in the media
    44. An evolutionary approach to horror media
    45. The internet is for porn: evolutionary perspectives on online pornography
    Index.

  • Editors

    Lance Workman, University of South Wales
    Lance Workman is a visiting professor in psychology at the University of South Wales.

    Will Reader, Sheffield Hallam University
    Will Reader is a senior lecturer in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University.

    Jerome H. Barkow, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
    Jerome H. Barkow is a multidisciplinary researcher and has spent his career in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia.

    Contributors

    Irene M. Pepperberg, Lucy Bates, Ellen C. Garland, Luke Rendell, Laura Betzig, Bernard Chapais, Alex Mesoudi, Frederick M. Toates, Eloise Stark, Kent C. Berridge, Morten L. Kringelbach, Dwaipayan Adhya, Aicha Massrali, Arkoprovo Paul, Mark Kotter, Jason Carroll, Deepak Srivastava, Jack Price, Simon Baron-Cohen, Luke Colquhoun, Lance Workman, Jo Fowler, Dennis L. Krebs, Will Reader, Sara Hughes, Craig T. Palmer, Kathryn Coe, Randy Thornhill, Corey L. Fincher, Alec T. Beall, Jessica L. Tracy, Louise Barrett, Ádám Miklósi, Veronika Konok, Peter J. LaFreniere, Rachelle M. Smith, Michael C. Corballis, Andreas Wilke, Alyson J. Myers, David F. Bjorklund, Sebastian Grüneisen, Emily Wyman, William M. Brown, Peter K. Smith, Frank J. Sulloway, Anne Campbell, Steve Stewart-Williams, Daniel Conroy-Beam, David M. Buss, Paul L. Vasey, Lanna J. Petterson, Scott W. Semenyna, Francisco R. Gómez, Doug P. VanderLaan, Maryanne L. Fisher, Justin R. Garcia, Rebecca L. Burch, William J. Ray, Alfonso Troisi, Paul Gilbert, Rebecca Brewer, Geoffrey Bird, Abraham P. Buunk, Adrian Furnham, Satoshi Kanazawa, Sandie Taylor, Lance Workman, Martin Daly, Gretchen Perry, Gregory Hanlon, Jerome H. Barkow, Clemens Schwender, Deirdre Barrett, Mathias Clasen, Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, Catherine Salmon

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