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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption

    By Gad Saad

    Series: Marketing and Consumer Psychology Series

    The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption by Gad Saad applies Darwinian principles in understanding our consumption patterns and the products of popular culture that most appeal to individuals. The first and only scholarly work to do so, this is a captivating study of the adaptive reasons behind our...

    Published January 22nd 2007 by Psychology Press

  4. 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 May 10th 2006 by Psychology Press

  5. Evolutionary Psychology, Public Policy and Personal Decisions

    Edited by Charles Crawford, Catherine Salmon

    During the last 15 years, human sociobiology has metamorphosed into evolutionary psychology. It is concerned with the social problems and stresses hominid and primate ancestors encountered, the psychological mechanisms natural selection shaped to deal with these stresses, and the way those ancient...

    Published February 9th 2004 by Psychology Press

  6. Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour

    By John H. Cartwright

    Series: Routledge Modular Psychology

    In recent years, a new discipline has arisen that argues human behaviour can be understood in terms of evolutionary processes. Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour is an introductory level book covering evolutionary psychology, this new and controversial field. The book deals with three...

    Published November 14th 2001 by Routledge

  7. Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour

    By John H. Cartwright

    Series: Routledge Modular Psychology

    In recent years, a new discipline has arisen that argues human behaviour can be understood in terms of evolutionary processes. Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour is an introductory level book covering evolutionary psychology, this new and controversial field. The book deals with three...

    Published November 14th 2001 by Routledge

  8. Genes on the Couch

    Explorations in Evolutionary Psychotherapy

    Edited by Paul Gilbert, Kent G. Bailey

    Philosophers and therapists have long theorised about how psychological mechanisms for love, jealousy, anxiety, depression and many other human characteristics may have evolved over millions of years. In the dawn of the new insights on evolution, provided by Darwin's theories of natural selection,...

    Published October 31st 2001 by Psychology Press

  9. The Maladapted Mind

    Classic Readings in Evolutionary Psychopathology

    Edited by Simon Baron-Cohen

    Newly available in paperback, this is the first book to bring together classic and contemporary readings illustrating the new subdiscipline, evolutionary psychopathology. Each chapter demonstrates how evolutionary arguments are being brought to bear on the study of a different psychiatric condition...

    Published August 11th 1999 by Psychology Press

  10. Maternal Personality, Evolution and the Sex Ratio

    Do Mothers Control the Sex of the Infant?

    By Valerie J. Grant

    Women who are dominant are more likely to have sons. Demographic studies show that more male children are born after wars, yet most people believe that their baby's sex is a matter of chance - determined by the father's sperm. Valerie Grant presents evidence that the mother's personality - which is...

    Published January 14th 1998 by Routledge