The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the field's leading resource, providing comprehensive coverage of the latest findings and theoretical developments. Now in its second edition, this two-volume set features expanded discussion on culture, neuroscience, and human development, with a broader scope that extends beyond the individual and into family dynamics, groups dynamics, societies, and cultures. Volume 1: Foundations provides a detailed overview of this exciting new field of study, and Volume 2: Integrations shows how the theory is applied in industries as diverse as politics, medicine, anthropology, marketing, and more. Contributions from Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Paul Bloom, Paul Rozin, Donald Symons, Leda Cosmides, and John Tooby provide insight from thought leaders, rounding out the most respected evolutionary psychology reference on the market.
Evolutionary psychology seeks to identify which human psychological systems are the results of natural selection, evolved to solve recurrent problems in human ancestral environments. These books bring together the fundamental concepts, latest developments, and expert insight to give you an accurate, comprehensive view of this area of study.
A thorough revision and expansion of a groundbreaking handbook, commonly regarded as the definitive handbook for the field; Google Scholar citations to the individual chapters of previous editions well exceed 1,000
The luminaries of the field present both the foundations of Evolutionary Psychology (EP) and explain the new theoretical developments and empirical discoveries that continually appear
Coverage of culture, neuroscience, and human development are expanded throughout
Reflects broader concept of EP, beyond inclusive fitness EP, as well as exploring the intersection of EP with a broad variety of subject areas, including medicine, literature, consumer behavior, and organizational leadership
Evolutionary psychologists suggest that the field is more than a sub discipline of psychology, that it can provide a foundational, metatheoretical framework that integrates the entire field.