Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide

Evolutionary Psychology A Beginner s Guide 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 r

  • Title: Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide
  • Author: Robin I.M. Dunbar John Lycett Louise Barrett
  • ISBN: 9781851683567
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, toEvolutionary 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.

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    1. Eye openingHaving just finished this book I feel much more informed. And, I am also sure that this is not just an illusion. The arguments are made in a clear (MA Thesis) manner which not only opens up the subject to further reading, but is also an excellent example for MA students on how to deliver their work. Double Good.

    2. As far as beginner's guides go, this is pretty good. The information is accessible without being dumbed down. It gave me the insight I was looking for for, but nothing too mind-blowing or inspiring, and it still felt like reading a textbook. The part I really appreciated was at the end, where the Naturalistic Fallacy, ethics and human morality were discussed really intelligently. I would've expected a "Beginner's Guide" to use the Naturalistic Fallacy to write off the subject of morality. Instea [...]

    3. The first two chapters where not exactly easy going for a beginners guide type publication, but this was not representative of the rest of the book which read quite well,although at times it was a little inconsistent and some explanations became unclear in badly written paragraphs, but this did not detract from the overall understanding too much.The subjects covered include interactive development,instinct,language,religion and morality among others and reference recent findings and experimental [...]

    4. I can't encounter this material, no mater how dryly written, and not be changed. Evo-psych is just so damned powerful. I literally can't get enough of it. That being said. This book is brilliant by default, and seemingly boring by design. What ever. Even if it's not exactly a thriller. The material is so strong and thought provoking that it's 100% worth reading (or listening if you have the audiobook).

    5. Very informational. Lots of things I didn't know and found interesting. If you ever want to know why we do some of the things we do then I reccomend this book.

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