The Origin of Mind

The Origin of Mind

Evolution of Brain, Cognition, and General Intelligence

By David C. Geary

American Psychological Association (APA), Hardcover, 9781591471813, 459pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005

This groundbreaking book sets out a comprehensive, integrated theory of why and how the human mind has developed to function as it does. To support his arguments, the author draws upon an impressive array of recent findings in cognitive science and neuroscience, as well as primatology, anthropology, and sociology. The book also explores a number of issues that are of interest in modern society, including how general intelligence relates to academic achievement, occupational status, and income. Readers will find this book a thought-provoking read and an impetus for new theories of mind.