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  1. Relational Psychophysics in Humans and Animals

    A Comparative-Developmental Approach

    By Viktor Sarris

    Relational Psychophysics in Humans and Animals offers a comprehensive and integrated overview of the often fragmented field of psychophysics. It introduces key concepts in psychophysics and clearly summarises and illustrates the central issues through telling examples. It combines empirical...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  2. 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 June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Starting from Scratch

    The Origin and Development of Expression, Representation and Symbolism in Human and Non-Human Primates

    By John Matthews

    This book compares the beginning of symbolic thought in human infancy with that of our close primate relatives, the chimpanzees. The author investigates the precursors of symbolism by studying the actions and interactions of a small group of these intelligent, non-human primates who live in...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Psychology Press

  4. 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 May 1st 2015 by Psychology Press

  5. The Mind and its Mechanism

    By Paul Bousfield, W.R. Bousfield

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    First published in 1927, the original blurb reads: "Scientists are beginning to believe there is some immaterial thing which performs certain functions that the material mechanism of the brain is powerless to perform. It is the purpose of this book to explain what that immaterial thing is and how...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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....

    Published November 20th 2014 by Psychology Press

  9. Evolution and Social Psychology

    Edited by Mark Schaller, Jeffry A. Simpson, Douglas T. Kenrick

    Series: Frontiers of Social Psychology

    Why do we think about and interact with other people in the particular ways that we do? Might these thoughts and actions be contemporary products of our long-ago evolutionary past? If so, how might this be, and what are the implications? Research generated by an evolutionary approach to social...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Psychology Press

  10. Evolution and the Social Mind

    Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Martie G. Haselton, William von Hippel

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    This book seeks to combine the study of human social cognition - the way we think, decide, plan and analyze social situations - with an evolutionary framework that considers these activities in light of evolutionary adaptations for solving problems of survival faced by our ancestors over...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Psychology Press