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Toward an Evolutionary Psychology of the Family

Catherine A. Salmon and Todd K. Shackelford

in Family Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320510
eISBN:
9780199786800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320510.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides an introduction to the themes of this volume. Relationships with family are at the heart of human lives. As infants, we are dependent on our families for our survival and for ... More


Hemisphere Dominance of Brain Function—Which Functions Are Lateralized and Why?

Gunter Ehret

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195148220
eISBN:
9780199864676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter argues for the investigation of the hemisphere dominances of brain functions rather than structural, cellular, and molecular asymmetries in brains. Although the latter are certainly ... More


Epilogue: What Does the Study of Interaction Offer to Emotion Research?

Anssi Peräkylä

in Emotion in Interaction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730735
eISBN:
9780199950034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730735.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter summarizes some of the results presented in the individual studies in the volume, and discusses them in the context of earlier psychological, social scientific and evolutionary research ... More


Frog Pond Philosophy

Strachan Donnelley

Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings (eds)

in Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813167275
eISBN:
9780813175669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Recalling a philosophical insight gained by a pond after a day of fishing in Wisconsin, this chapter uses a frog pond as a metaphor for a conception of nature lost in modern mechanist science but ... More


Evolved to Be Irrational?: Evolutionary and Cognitive Foundations of Pseudosciences

Stefaan Blancke and Johan De Smedt

in Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226051796
eISBN:
9780226051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines how an evolutionary and cognitive perspective might shed light on the pervasiveness and popularity of irrational beliefs that make up pseudosciences. It first sets up the ... More


Problem Solving in the Life Cycles of Multicellular Organisms: Immunology and Cancer

Niall Shanks and Rebecca A. Pyles

in Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A significant portion of this chapter discusses the important aspects of the mechanisms and function of information processing in the vertebrate immune system. The main goal of the chapter is the ... More


The Past, the Present, and the Future of Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel: Editors’ Introduction

Kourken Michaelian, Stanley B. Klein, and Karl K. Szpunar

in Seeing the Future: Theoretical Perspectives on Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190241537
eISBN:
9780190241551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241537.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This introductory chapter reviews research on future-oriented mental time travel to date, provides an overview of the chapters of the book, and enumerates some possible research directions suggested ... More


The Mythic Method and the Foundations of Modern Literary Criticism

Cairns Craig

in Associationism and the Literary Imagination: From the Phantasmal Chaos

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748609123
eISBN:
9780748652044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609123.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes a look at associationism and the basis of modern literary criticism. It first discusses the combination of associationism with an evolutionary perspective and the concept of ... More


Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Patrik N. Juslin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The emotional power of music has been much examined and discussed. Based on new research, this book takes a close look at how music expresses and arouses emotions, and how it becomes an object of ... More


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