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Emotional Development:: Recent Research Advances

Jacqueline Nadel and Darwin Muir (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528845
eISBN:
9780191689567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528845.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

From prenatal life onwards, our emotions play a central role in our development. Exactly how emotions shape our lives is less clear. We know that emotional impairments can have a disastrous effect on ... More


Language Evolution

Morten H. Christiansen and Simon Kirby (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book addresses fundamental questions about how humans acquired language and how language evolved with new and compelling arguments. The book spans an extensive range of different scientific ... More


Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Dario Maestripieri

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Judged by population size and distribution, homo sapiens are clearly the most successful primates. A close second, however, would be rhesus macaques, who have adapted to—and thrived in—such diverse ... More


The Impact of Primatology on the Study of Human Society

Lars Rodseth and Shannon A. Novak

in Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for social scientists

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195130027
eISBN:
9780199893874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130027.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Human social organization is in part a recombination of three African ape patterns: a gorilla-like sexual bond, a chimpanzee-like bond among males, and a bonobo-like band among females. However, the ... More


The Cultural Premises

Paola Cavalieri

in The Animal Question: Why Non-Human Animals Deserve Human Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143805
eISBN:
9780199833122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143809.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Focuses on the recent cultural changes that have contributed most to the revival of the debate on the animal question. The first area I consider is the political discussion of the principle of human ... More


The Psychology of Gratitude

Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Gratitude, like other positive emotions, has inspired many theological and philosophical writings, but it has inspired very little vigorous, empirical research. In an effort to remedy this oversight, ... More


Folk Theory of Mind: Conceptual Foundations of Human Social Cognition

Bertram F. Malle

in The New Unconscious

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307696
eISBN:
9780199847488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307696.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The ability to reason about mental states has been called a theory of mind because it shares some features with scientific theories. Mental states are comparable to traits in that they are ... More


Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Lombardo, and Helen Tager-Flusberg (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book comprises 26 exciting chapters by internationally renowned scholars, addressing the central psychological process separating humans from other animals: the ability to imagine the thoughts ... More


Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book begins the inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensitivities of life. Chapters trace the emergence and evolution of consciousness. Complex behaviors and the social imperatives of ... More


The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference

Rudolf Botha and Martin Everaert (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654840
eISBN:
9780191759000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654840.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The book presents new and stimulating approaches to the study of language evolution and considers their implications for future research. Leading scholars from linguistics, primatology, anthropology, ... More


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