This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e 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