...all academic libraries catering for postgraduate work in any of the behavioural sciences will find it to be an important source... ( Journal of Mental Health)
This handbook is must reading for individuals interested in evolutionary psychology and biology. The material is challenging to read, but the book will give readers a good idea of the field. s
with contributions from over fifty experts in the field, the range and coverage is unequalled...The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the definitive text on this field. ( Betty Bookmark)
The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in this fast-growing area of research. With contributions from over fifty experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled. In addition to well studied areas of investigation, such as mate choice and reproduction, the volume also includes chapters on the philosophical underpinnings of evolutionary psychology, comparative perspectives from other species, recent neurobiological findings, and gets to grips with the issue of cultural evolution in relation to human psychology. All the chapters combine a solid review of the relevant literature with well reasoned arguments and robust discussions of the major findings, as well as original insights and suggestions for future work. All the chapters are written by active researchers in the field of evolutionary psychology and so, as might be expected, a wide diversity of opinions is presented. The critical, wide-ranging and diverse discussions are thought-provoking and, taken together, the handbook as a whole provides a well balanced assessment of current research, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. In addition, the editors provide an initial chapter and section introductions that place the contributions in context and help guide the reader by highlighting the major themes raised by the contributors. While each chapter thus stands on its own, and the book can be used as a work of reference, the integration of themes across chapters and sections means it can also be read in its entirety as a complement to textbooks and other publications in the field. The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the definitive text on this burgeoning field.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110198568304