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  1. 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 7th 2010 by Psychology Press

  2. 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 October 21st 2010 by Psychology Press

  3. 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 21st 2010 by Psychology Press

  4. 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 11th 2010 by Psychology Press

  5. Evolution, Culture, and the Human Mind

    Edited by Mark Schaller, Ara Norenzayan, Steven J. Heine, Toshio Yamagishi, Tatsuya Kameda

    An enormous amount of scientific research compels two fundamental conclusions about the human mind: The mind is the product of evolution; and the mind is shaped by culture. These two perspectives on the human mind are not incompatible, but, until recently, their compatibility has resisted...

    Published September 1st 2009 by Psychology Press

  6. Comparative Psychology

    Evolution and Development of Behavior, 2nd Edition

    By Mauricio R. Papini

    Comparative Psychology (second edition) is a core textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Evolutionary Psychology. Its main goal is to introduce the student to evolutionary and developmental approaches to the study of animal behavior....

    Published May 27th 2008 by Psychology Press

  7. Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Charles Crawford, Dennis Krebs

    Evolutionary psychology is concerned with the adaptive problems early humans faced in ancestral human environments, the nature of the psychological mechanisms natural selection shaped to deal with those ancient problems, and the ability of the resulting evolved psychological mechanisms to deal with...

    Published March 17th 2008 by Psychology Press

  8. The Psychology of Physical Attraction

    By Viren Swami, Adrian Furnham

    People have long been interested in the complexities of human beauty, but until recently the science of attractiveness was largely left to poets, playwrights, philosophers, and artists. This book begins the task of providing a scientific look at physical attraction, by offering an overview of...

    Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The Caveman Mystique

    Pop-Darwinism and the Debates Over Sex, Violence, and Science

    By Martha McCaughey

    Has evolution made men promiscuous skirt chasers? Pop-Darwinian claims about men's irrepressible heterosexuality have become increasingly common, and increasingly common excuses for men's sexual aggression. The Caveman Mystique traces such claims about the hairier sex through...

    Published October 18th 2007 by Routledge

  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 March 14th 2007 by Psychology Press