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Evolutionary Psychology and Human Possibilities

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Considering the full implications of developmental and behavioral plasticity interacting with human niche construction opens an avenue to a richer and more realistic kind of evolutionary psychology. ... More


The Evolutionary Instincts of Homo consumericus

Saad Gad

in The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027670
eISBN:
9780262325387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027670.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Most consumer researchers operate at the proximate level whilst largely ignoring the explanatory power of ultimate-level explanations. A complete understanding of any biological organism, including ... More


Valuing Change

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary thinkers have often argued that evolved human nature means that many kinds of social change can come only at a cost. Their thinking about what counts as a cost and what as a benefit, ... More


Lessons from Development, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Two concepts from other areas of biology can shed important light on human nature and its implications for the prospects for social change: phenotypic plasticity and niche construction. Clarifying ... More


The Cost of Change

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that many social changes that reformers have advocated would come only at intolerable cost, because of the limits imposed by evolved human nature. The costs ... More


Human Possibilities

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The possibility of causal feedback between human behavior and human environments resulting from behavioral and developmental plasticity combined with niche construction suggests that some small ... More


Myopia, Hyperbolic Discounting, and Mental Time Travel: Evolutionary Accounts of Lifetime Decisions

E. G. Lea Stephen

in The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027670
eISBN:
9780262325387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027670.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Humans are very bad at making choices between outcomes that occur at different points in time; however we do have the capacity to improve our intertemporal choices by making “commitment” responses ... More


Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Neema Parvini

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This ground-breaking study fearlessly combines latest research in evolutionary psychology, historical scholarship and philosophy to answer a question that has eluded critics for centuries: what is ... More


Introduction: The Interdisciplinary Study of Social Perception

M.D. Rutherford and Valerie A. Kuhlmeier

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The focus of this book is on the detection and interpretation of intentional social entities. While Fritz Heider is often considered one of the major influences on social psychology his emphasis on ... More


Scaffolding on Core Cognition

Christophe Heintz

in Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019552
eISBN:
9780262314787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Culture is scaffolded not only by external artifacts and social institutions but also by innate mental skills and abilities that constitute core cognition Most theories of cultural change have paid ... More


Language Acquisition Meets Language Evolution

Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater

in Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034319
eISBN:
9780262334778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034319.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The third chapter explores the implications of the cultural evolution of language for understanding the problem of language acquisition, which is cast in a new and much more tractable form. In ... More


Alt-Right ‘cultural purity’, ideology and mainstream social policy discourse: towards a political anthropology of ‘mainstremeist’ ideology

Julia Lux and John David Jordan

Elke Heins, Catherine Needham, and James Rees (eds)

in Social Policy Review 31: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2019

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447343981
eISBN:
9781447344018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343981.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

A series of journalistic books and articles exploring the Alt-Right provide detailed empirical data critical to understanding the underpinning social networks of the Alt-Right. However, intensive ... More


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