From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology by Kim Sterelny, Julie Fitness

By Kim Sterelny, Julie Fitness

Masking a number issues, from the evolution of language, idea of brain, and the mentality of apes, via to mental problems, human mating recommendations and dating methods, this quantity makes a well timed and important contribution to what's quickly changing into some of the most fashionable and fruitful ways to knowing the character and psychology of the human brain.

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How do the interactions between individuals in interconnected networks selforganize into group level patterns? Example: Mutual cooperation or conflict in a social dilemma situation How does the internal ecology of an individual's characteristics change over the lifespan? Example: The linkage between aggressive behavior and testosterone level changes at puberty How do constellations or syndromes of traits coevolve? Example: Inherent connections between female reproductive physiology, parenting behavior, and attitudes about casual sex How do social groups organize and reorganize themselves over the lifespans of the individuals involved?

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