Evolutionary psychology has been dominated by one particular method for studying the mind and behavior. This is the first book to both question that monopoly and suggest a broad range of particular alternatives. Psychologists, philosophers, biologists, anthropologists, and others offer different methods for combining psychology and evolution.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 265
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: 2003 ed.
"[...]a welcome volume for those of us who have been concerned that evolutionary theorizing in human psychology has been too narrowly defined [...] This is a must reading for anyone interested in applying evolutionary approaches to the study of human social behavior."
(Marilynn B. Brewer, Ph.D., Ohio State Regents Professor of Social Psychology, Ohio State University)
"Scher & Rauscher are to be commended for taking the nascent field of evolutionary psychology to its next level of maturity. Between these covers are essays that challenge some of the more entrenched theoretical assumptions of evolutionary psychology while, at the same time, advancing new methods and ideas for examining the mind from an evolutionary perspective."
(Lawrence Shapiro, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
"The field of evolutionary psychology is, as always, in ferment; this volume [...] takes a broad and thoughtful view of the issues. It helps clarify some of them and also raises provocative new themes that will be debated in the years to come."
(Gene Robinson, Dept. of Entomology/Director, Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"This volume is both eminently readable and timely [...] it focuses on the breadth of evolutionary views, emphasizing the necessary components of the evolutionary approach with the flexibility of the ideas possible. No one who cares about the development of evolutionary psychology can go forward without knowing the ideas expressed here."
(Chris Crandall, Dept. of Psychology, University of Kansas)