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  1. The Good Life

    Wellbeing and the new science of altruism, selfishness and immorality

    By Graham Music

    Are we born selfish or primed to help others? Does stress make people more antisocial? Can we ever be genuinely altruistic? This book explores some of the dilemmas at the heart of being human. Integrating cutting edge studies with in-depth clinical experience, Graham Music synthesizes a wealth of...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2013 by Psychology Press

  5. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 31st 2013 by Psychology Press

  7. 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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Grounding Sociality

    Neurons, Mind, and Culture

    Edited by Gün R. Semin, Gerald Echterhoff

    This volume concerns the longstanding intellectual puzzle of how individuals overcome their biological, neural, and mental finitude to achieve sociality. It explores how humans take each other into account, coordinate their actions, and are able to share their inner states and to communicate....

    Published November 8th 2010 by Psychology Press

  9. Adaptive Origins

    Evolution and Human Development

    By Peter LaFrenière

    In this text, students are invited to rethink psychology by grounding it in the natural sciences with the understanding that evolutionary and developmental processes work together with culture to solve problems of human adaptation. These processes are cast as interdependent:...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by Psychology Press

  10. Social Psychology of Visual Perception

    Edited by Emily Balcetis, G. Daniel Lassiter

    This volume takes a contemporary and novel look at how people see the world around them. We generally believe we see our surroundings and everything in them with complete accuracy. However, as the contributions to this volume argue, this assumption is wrong: people’s view of their world...

    Published April 12th 2010 by Psychology Press