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Evolution in Mind: An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology Henry Plotkin

Evolution in Mind: An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology

Henry Plotkin

Published May 19th 2000
ISBN : 9780674001954
Paperback
276 pages
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In this overview, Henry Plotkin describes the new rapprochement called evolutionary psychology. He examines how such a powerful theory as Darwinism could have been disregarded by much academic psychology and shows why the relationship between theMoreIn this overview, Henry Plotkin describes the new rapprochement called evolutionary psychology. He examines how such a powerful theory as Darwinism could have been disregarded by much academic psychology and shows why the relationship between the two must be readdressed. The theory and data of evolutionary biology and animal behavior can illuminate many of our most basic mental processes and activities: language learning, perception, social understanding, and most controversially, culture and the sharing of knowledge and beliefs. Ranging from the nature-nurture question, which has bedeviled philosophers and scientists for thousands of years, to recent debates about the minds structure, Evolution in Mind demonstrates how an evolutionary perspective helps us understand what we are, and how we got that way.