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The Evolutionary Origins of Causal Cognition: Learning and Using Causal Structures

Brian J. Edwards, Benjamin M. Rottman, and Laurie R. Santos

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter explores the origins of our species' drive to explain the causal world. It begins by reviewing the types of information that humans use to learn causal structures. Specifically, it ... More


The social effects of tears

Ad Vingerhoets

in Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter addresses how others react to tears and crying. These reactions of others can be studied at different levels and in different ways. For example, some studies have investigated brain ... More


Child Maltreatment and Early Mother–Child Interactions

Kristin Valentino, Michelle Comas, and Amy K. Nuttall

in Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter provides a developmental psychopathology perspective on mother-child interactions among maltreating and nonmaltreating families from infancy through toddlerhood, addressing how a ... More


Vantage sensitivity: genetic susceptibility to effects of positive experiences

Michael Pluess and Jay Belsky

in Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199686674
eISBN:
9780191766787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686674.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

A large number of gene–environment interaction studies suggest that some people are more vulnerable to adverse experiences than others due to their genetic make-up. Much less effort has been directed ... More


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