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Imaginative Minds

Ilona Roth (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Imagination is one of the most distinctive characteristics of human thought. The supreme powers of flexibility, supposition and inventiveness that are its hallmarks, whether in science, technology, ... More


Epitome

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This final chapter epitomizes some of the material presented in the bulk of the text under headings which reflect the introductory section by consisting of declaratory sentences. This chapter aims to ... More


Taxic Paleobiology and the Pursuit of a Unified Evolutionary Theory

Todd A. Grantham

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter examines the emergence of taxic paleobiology during the early 1980s, which was advocated by its proponents as a solution to the problem of independent levels of selection within the ... More


Militants and Martyrs: Evolutionary Perspectives on Religion and Terrorism

Richard Sosis and Candace S. Alcorta

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter suggests that evolutionary studies of religion are vital for understanding the proliferation, patterns, and logic of current trends in terrorist activity. It first examines the role of ... More


The “EvoS Effect”: The Influence of Evolutionary Training on Critical Thinking Skills

Richard A. Kauffman, Ian F. MacDonald, and David Sloan Wilson

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Fostering higher-order cognitive skills (e.g., critical thinking and knowledge transfer) are oft-cited goals in education, but students do not acquire these skills as much as they could and should. ... More


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


Controversies Surrounding Evolutionary Psychology

Glenn Geher and Vania Rolón

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The field of evolution and human behavior is a powerful area of inquiry, shedding new light on such facets of human behavior as infant attachment patterns, visual perception, the human emotion ... More


Molluscan Evolution and Phylogeny: An Introduction

winson F. Ponder and David R. Lindberg

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the phylogeny and evolution of the members of phylum Mollusca. It explains that the Mollusca are the second largest phylum ... More


The Evolutionary Studies Program: Perspectives from the Flies on the Wall

Nicole Wedberg, Kian Betancourt, Richard H. Holler, and Vania Rolón

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Seminar Series at New Paltz is accompanied by an exciting, interdisciplinary class (Evolutionary Studies 301 [Evolutionary Studies Seminar or Evolutionary Studies ... More


How Evolutionary Studies Enables People to Think Outside the Box

Gordon G. Gallup, Jennifer A. Stolz, Rebecca L. Burch, and Jennifer A. Bremser

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Using a variety of different and often provocative examples, this chapter illustrates how evolutionary theory can be used to think about things in new and sometimes even counterintuitive ways. ... More


Darwinian-Inspired Curricula: The EvoS Revolution in Higher Education

Glenn Geher, David Sloan Wilson, Andrew C. Gallup, Hadassah Mativetsky, and Richard H. Holler

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Since the advent of the first interdisciplinary Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) programs at Binghamton University and the State University of New York at New Paltz, students across disciplines have been ... More


Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education: Interdisciplinarity and Student Success Embodied

Glenn Geher, Rosemarie Sokol-Chang, Jennifer Waldo, David Sloan Wilson, and Hadassah Mativetsky

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The field of Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) stands at a significant junction. On one hand, the field has demonstrated the ability to serve as a model for a truly interdisciplinary approach to higher ... More


Building an Evolutionary Studies Program at a Small Liberal Arts College

Susan M. Hughes

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Since the very nature of an Evolutionary Studies program is interdisciplinary, it stands to reason that building such a program at any institution would entail the involvement of several disciplines ... More


Extraordinary Claims, Extraordinary Proof

Thomas G. Nolen

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In 1859, Darwin proposed an extraordinary claim that natural selection could explain both the origin of species and why organisms were so well adapted to their environments. In the past 160 years, ... More


Integrating Evolutionary Thinking into Medical Education and Curricula

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Daniel T. Blumstein

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary medicine takes a functional and contextual approach to understanding health and disease. The approach is applicable to all health disciplines and can be used to better understand a wide ... More


The Role of Evolutionary Studies in Education for Sustainable Development

Dustin Eirdosh and Susan Hanisch

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) examines the emergence and persistence of complex adaptive systems, including human social-ecological systems. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) aims to empower ... More


The chimpanzee mirror system and the evolution of frontoparietal circuits for action observation and social learning

Erin E. Hecht and Lisa Parr

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Chimpanzees, as humans’ closest living primate relatives, offer an important point of comparison for evolutionary studies. As in humans (but not macaques), the chimpanzee mirror system shows a ... More


The Evolutionary Studies Summer Institute at New Paltz: A High-Impact, Condensed, Interdisciplinary Educational Experience for Teachers

Glenn Geher, Aileen Toback, and Nicole Wedberg

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Since 2007, the Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) program at the State University of New York at New Paltz has provided an interdisciplinary undergraduate educational experience to students, gaining a ... More


Experiments with Experience: Consilient Multilevel Explanations of Art and Literature

Brian Boyd

in Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190231217
eISBN:
9780190609061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Literary creation is already consilient with science, for works of art are experiments: artists’ diverse experiments with new combinations of experience audiences will have as they respond. Literary ... More


Charles Darwin and Selection in Relation to Sex in the Colors of Monkeys

Sandra Winters, Megan Petersdorf, and James P. Higham

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190624965
eISBN:
9780190051679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624965.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter explores how Darwin’s theory of sexual selection has structured research on primate coloration. Darwin was fascinated by the conspicuous colors displayed by many animals and pointed to ... More


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