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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 33 new and published books in the subject of Evolutionary Psychology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Creativity in Human Evolution and Prehistory

    Edited by Steven Mithen

    We live in a world surrounded by remarkable cultural achievements of human kind. Almost every day we hear of new innovations in technology, in medicine and in the arts which remind us that humans are capable of remarkable creativity. But what is human creativity? The modern world provides a tiny...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Love and Instinct (Routledge Revivals)

    By Glenn Wilson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1981, this title takes a ‘sociobiological’ approach to the exploration of sexual habits, looking at the fundamental biological nature of humans. The book covers the spectrum of human sexuality, considering love and marriage, variant sexuality and social influences. This is a...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Variant Sexuality (Routledge Revivals)

    Research and Theory

    Edited by Glenn Wilson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this book presents contributions from international authorities reviewing major themes in variant sexuality. Genetic and evolutionary arguments are presented for the preponderance of paraphilia in males, whilst Freudian and psychoanalytic theories are shown to have limited...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Adaptive Rhetoric

    Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion

    By Alex C. Parrish

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Rhetorical scholarship has for decades relied solely on culture to explain persuasive behavior. While this focus allows for deep explorations of historical circumstance, it neglects the powerful effects of biology on rhetorical behavior – how our bodies and brains help shape and constrain...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Evolution and the Psychology of Thinking

    The Debate

    Edited by David E. Over

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    The field of evolutionary cognitive psychology has stimulated considerable interest and debate among cognitive psychologists and those working in related areas. In this collection, leading experts evaluate the status of this new field, providing a critical analysis of its most controversial...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Psychology Press

  6. Brain Evolution, Language and Psychopathology in Schizophrenia

    Edited by Paolo Brambilla, Andrea Marini

    Series: Explorations in Mental Health

    This book provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of language processing and related neural networks in schizophrenia by addressing the complex link between psychopathology, language and evolution at different levels of analysis. Psychopathological symptoms in...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Social Behaviour in Animals (Psychology Revivals)

    With Special Reference to Vertebrates

    By N. Tinbergen

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    Originally published in 1953, this is a classic study in animal behaviour, drawing on the author’s own extraordinary studies of insects, fish, and birds, as well as on the literature. The concept ‘community’ is taken in its widest sense to include all types of association of individuals, not only...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Psychology Press

  8. Biologising the Social Sciences

    Challenging Darwinian and Neuroscience Explanations

    Edited by David Canter, David Turner

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    You can hardly open a paper or read an academic journal without some attempt to explain an aspect of human behaviour or experience by reference to neuroscience, biological or evolutionary processes. This ‘biologising’ has had rather a free ride until now, being generally accepted by the public at...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sexual Selection Under Parental Choice

    The Evolution of Human Mating Behavior

    By Menelaos Apostolou

    Parents often disagree with their children over their choice of partner. Although the reasons may vary the outcome is very often one of conflict – a conflict peculiar to the human species. For the first time in one volume, Sexual Selection under Parental Choice employs an evolutionary perspective...

    Published July 30th 2013 by Psychology Press

  10. 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...

    Published September 27th 2011 by Routledge