496 pages, colour illustrations
This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind, 5th edition, provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind. Content topics are logically arrayed, starting with challenges of survival, mating, parenting, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, including cooperation, aggression, sexual conflict, and status, prestige, and social hierarchies. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.
PART ONE - FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY
Chapter 1. The Scientific Movements Leading to Evolutionary Psychology
Chapter 2. The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
PART TWO - PROBLEMS OF SURVIVAL
Chapter 3. Combating the Hostile Forces of Nature: Human Survival Problems
PART THREE - CHALLENGES OF SEX AND MATING
Chapter 4. Women's Long-Term Mating Strategies
Chapter 5. Men's Long-Term Mating Strategies
Chapter 6. Short-Term Sexual Strategies
PART FOUR - CHALLENGES OF PARENTING AND KINSHIP
Chapter 7. Problems of Parenting
Chapter 8. Problems of Kinship
PART FIVE - PROBLEMS OF GROUP LIVING
Chapter 9. Cooperative Alliances
Chapter 10. Aggression and Warfare
Chapter 11. Conflict between the Sexes
Chapter 12. Status, Prestige, and Social Dominance
PART SIX - AN INTEGRATED PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Chapter 13. Toward a Unified Evolutionary Psychology
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David M. Buss received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley in 1981. He began his career in academics at Harvard, later moving to the University of Michigan before accepting his current position as Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas. His primary research interests include human sexuality, mating strategies, conflict between the sexes, homicide, stalking, and sexual victimization. The author of more than 200 scientific articles and 6 books, Buss has won numerous awards including the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (1988), the APA G. Stanley Hall Lectureship (1990), the APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Award (2001), and the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award (2000) for the first edition of Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind. He is also the editor of the first comprehensive Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (2005, Wiley). He enjoys extensive cross-cultural research collaborations and lectures widely within the United States and abroad.