The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Psychology - 466 pages
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From the work of evolutionary biologists and of scholars all across the social sciences, a new science called evolutionary psychology is emerging, and with it a radically revised view of human nature and the human mind. In its light, the oldest and most basic questions look different and wholly new questions arise. Are men and women really built for monogamy? What kinds of self-deception are favored by evolution, and why? How and why do childhood experiences make a person more or less conscientious? What is the evolutionary logic behind office politics - or politics in general? Why is there a love-hate relationship between siblings? When, if ever, is love truly pure? Is the human sense of justice - and of just retribution - innate? Does it truly serve justice?

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Mostly loved the insight into Darwin's life - Goodreads
A great introduction to the field. - Goodreads
a good read/intro into evolutionary psychology. - Goodreads
Insight into human nature. - Goodreads
This book is a great introduction. - Goodreads
An easily read introduction to evolutionary psychology. - Goodreads

Review: The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

This was a goodread after finishing the Selfish Gene and Red Queen. More on genetics and societal influences. Almost a dissected biography on Charles Darwin. It was written a little boringly but interesting info and analysis Read full review

Review: The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

User Review  - Oren - Goodreads

Read this years ago. Definitely read this book to the end. If you stop somewhere in the middle, you'll draw errant conclusions. Read full review

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