Evolutionary Psychology (Paperback)

A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

By Robin Dunbar, John Lycett, Louise Barrett

Oneworld Publications, 9781851683567, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

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Description

This accessible guide provides an introduction to evolutionary psychology - the fascinating and often controversial new discipline that studies human behavior, evolution and the mind. Starting with its origins in the work of Charles Darwin, the book covers all the key areas of evolutionary psychology, including the role played by genetics in our sexual behavior, parental decision-making, and how babies learn about and adapt to the world. In clear and straight-forward language, the book also breaks new ground in examining the debates and ethical questions raised right now by evolutionary psychology and contemplating their implications for the future of humankind.


About the Author

Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool, has lectured around the world and is the author of several acclaimed books.

John Lycett is a lecturer in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool.

Louise Barrett is a lecturer in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool.


Praise For Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

“By shining the light of Darwin’s big idea on human actions and thought, the authors show how genetic and cultural evolution might work together to predispose our central human traits, our moral inclinations, and even our uniqueness.”
— David Myers, Professor of Psychology, Hope College, Michigan

"A very readable – and much needed – overview of what evolutionary psychology is and is not.
— Daniel Nettle – Professor of Behavioural Science, Newcastle University

"Well-written and easy to read… clears up many of the most persistent misunderstandings about evolutionary psychology."
— Susan Blackmore