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Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology

Charles Crawford, Dennis Krebs - 2008 - Psychology - No preview available
Evolutionary psychology is concerned with the adaptive problems early humans faced in ancestral human environments, the nature of the psychological mechanisms natural selection shaped to deal with those ancient problems, and the ability of the ...
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Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction

Lance Workman, Will Reader - 2004 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - Limited preview
This textbook offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the complex but fascinating science of evolutionary psychology. By focusing on the way mind and behavior have developed and adapted to evolutionary pressures the authors show the ...
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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Matt Ridley - 2003 - Science - No preview available
Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal ...
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Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms

David J. C. MacKay - 2003 - Computers - Limited preview
Fun and exciting textbook on the mathematics underpinning the most dynamic areas of modern science and engineering.
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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

Richard Dawkins, Yan Wong - 2005 - Science - Limited preview
A renowned biologist provides a sweeping chronicle of more than four billion years of life on Earth, shedding new light on evolutionary theory and history, sexual selection, speciation, extinction, and genetics.
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Methods in Cognitive Linguistics

Monica Gonzalez-Marquez - 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - Limited preview
Methods in Cognitive Linguistics is an introduction to empirical methodology for language researchers. Intended as a handbook to exploring the empirical dimension of the theoretical questions raised by Cognitive Linguistics, the volume presents ...
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker - 2003 - Psychology - Limited preview
In a study of the nature versus nurture debate, one of the world's foremost experts on language and the mind explores the modern self-denial of our basic human natures.
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Unified Theories of Cognition

Allen Newell - 1994 - Psychology - Limited preview
Psychology is now ready for unified theories of cognition--so says Allen Newell, a leading investigator in computer science and cognitive psychology. Not everyone will agree on a single set of mechanisms that will explain the full range of human ...
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The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture

Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides, John Tooby - 1995 - Science - Limited preview
Although researchers have long been aware that the species-typical architecture of the human mind is the product of our evolutionary history, it has only been in the last three decades that advances in such fields as evolutionary biology ...
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Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

Antonio Damasio - 2008 - Psychology - No preview available
In the centuries since Descartes famously proclaimed, 'I think, therefore I am,' science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person's true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended until recently to concentrate on the cognitive ...
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