1st Edition

From Mating to Mentality
Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology

ISBN 9781138006034
Published August 7, 2015 by Psychology Press

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Book Description

Covering a range of topics, from the evolution of language, theory of mind, and the mentality of apes, through to psychological disorders, human mating strategies and relationship processes, this volume makes a timely and significant contribution to what is fast becoming one of the most prominent and fruitful approaches to understanding the nature and psychology of the human mind.

Table of Contents

Preface. Kim Sterelny, Julie Fitness, Introduction: The Evolution of Evolutionary Psychology. Douglas T. Kenrick, D. Vaughn Becker, Jonathan Butner, Norman P. Li, Jon K. Maner, Evolutionary Cognitive Science: Adding What and Why to How the Mind Works. Jeffry A. Simpson and Minda Oriña, Strategic Pluralism and Context-Specific Mate Preferences in Humans. Garth J.O. Fletcher and Megan Stenswick, The Intimate Relationship Mind. Raewyn Brockway, Evolving to be Mentalists: The 'Mind-Reading Mums' Hypothesis. James S. Chisholm, Uncertainty, Contingency and Attachment: A Life History Theory of Theory of Mind. Michael C. Corballis, Recursion as the Key to the Human Mind. Thomas Suddendorf, Andrew Whiten, Reinterpreting the Mentality of Apes. Dan Sperber, Vittorio Girotto, Does the Selection Task Detect Cheater-Detection? Richard Siegert, Clinical Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology: Strange Bedfellows? Russell D. Gray, Megan Heaney, Scott Fairhall, Evolutionary Psychology and the Challenge of Adaptive Explanation.

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