Evolutionary Psychology

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide is a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive guide to the study of the effects of evolutionary theory on human behaviour. Written specifically for the general reader, and for entry-level students, it covers all the most important elements of this interdisciplinary subject, from the role of evolution in our selection of partner, to the influence of genetics on parenting. The book draws widely on examples, case studies and background facts to convey a substantial amount of information, and is authored by the UK’s leading experts in the field, from the only dedicated research and teaching institute.

About The Authors

Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool, has lectured around the world and is the author of several acclaimed books.

John Lycett is a lecturer in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool.

Louise Barrett is a lecturer in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (March 1, 2005)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851683567

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“By shining the light of Darwin’s big idea on human actions and thought, the authors show how genetic and cultural evolution might work together to predispose our central human traits, our moral inclinations, and even our uniqueness.”

– David Myers, Professor of Psychology, Hope College, Michigan

"A very readable – and much needed – overview of what evolutionary psychology is and is not.

– Daniel Nettle – Professor of Behavioural Science, Newcastle University

"Well-written and easy to read… clears up many of the most persistent misunderstandings about evolutionary psychology."

– Susan Blackmore

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