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Mind ShiftHow culture transformed the human brain

Mind Shift: How culture transformed the human brain

John Parrington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198801634
eISBN:
9780191926082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801634.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This book draws on the latest research on the human brain to show how it differs strikingly from those of other animals in its structure and function at molecular and cellular level. It argues that ... More

How Children Invented HumanityThe Role of Development in Human Evolution

How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

David F. Bjorklund

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Infants and children are the often-ignored heroes when it comes to understanding human evolution. Evolutionary pressures acted upon the young of our ancestors more powerfully than on adults. Changes ... More

ThreatsIntimidation and Its Discontents

Threats: Intimidation and Its Discontents

David P. Barash

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190055295
eISBN:
9780197523209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055295.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book studies situations in which individuals threaten each other or feel threatened by society, and often respond in ways that threaten social stability in turn. Animals also engage in all sorts ... More

Darwin's Psychology

Darwin's Psychology

Ben Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198708216
eISBN:
9780191873799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198708216.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Darwin has long been hailed as forefather to behavioural science, and even more so nowadays, with the growing popularity of evolutionary psychologies. This is the first book to examine Darwin’s own ... More

What Do Dreams Do?

What Do Dreams Do?

Sue Llewellyn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198818953
eISBN:
9780191894817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818953.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

What is a dream? It’s a complex, non-obvious pattern derived from your experience. But you haven’t actually experienced it. Strange. Revealing complex, hidden patterns makes dreams odd. Dreams ... More

Brain Science under the SwastikaEthical Violations, Resistance, and Victimization of Neuroscientists in Nazi Europe

Brain Science under the Swastika: Ethical Violations, Resistance, and Victimization of Neuroscientists in Nazi Europe

Lawrence A. Zeidman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198728634
eISBN:
9780191882951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198728634.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

Eighty years ago the greatest mass murder of human beings of all time occurred in Nazi occupied Europe. This began with the mass extermination of patients with neurologic and psychiatric disorders ... More

The Evolutionary Road to Human Memory

The Evolutionary Road to Human Memory

Elisabeth A. Murray, Steven P. Wise, Mary K. L. Baldwin, and Kim S. Graham

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198828051
eISBN:
9780191866708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828051.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

We tend to think about memory in terms of our own experience, but a series of our direct ancestors—from the earliest vertebrates to archaic humans—also had memories. The evolutionary history that we ... More

Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age

Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age

Alberto Acerbi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198835943
eISBN:
9780191873331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835943.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

From emails to social media, from instant messaging to political memes, the way we produce and transmit culture is radically changing. This book uses, for the first time, cultural evolution theory to ... More

Positive Evolutionary PsychologyDarwin's Guide to Living a Richer Life

Positive Evolutionary Psychology: Darwin's Guide to Living a Richer Life

Glenn Geher and Nicole Wedberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190647124
eISBN:
9780190647155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190647124.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

Positive evolutionary psychology is essentially the use of evolutionary psychological principles and research to help advance the goals associated with positive psychology. Positive psychologists ... More

Darwin's Roadmap to the CurriculumEvolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Glenn Geher, David Sloan Wilson, Hadassah Head, and Andrew Gallup (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book integrates the vast literature in the interdisciplinary field of Evolutionary Studies (EvoS), providing clear examples of how evolutionary concepts relate to all facets of life. It provides ... More

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