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The Origins of Homicide

Joshua D. Duntley and David M. Buss

in Evolutionary Forensic Psychology: Darwinian Foundations of Crime and Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195325188
eISBN:
9780199893805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325188.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Why people kill their fellow human beings is a question whose answer has thus far eluded a comprehensive scientific explanation. This chapter describes homicide adaptation theory, a recent ... More


Not by Brains Alone: The Vital Role of Culture in Human Adaptation

Robert Boyd

in A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter argues that humans make use of insights and adaptations that humans do not understand. Humans learn very often not by figuring out how things work but by imitating others who have ... More


Human error and the problem of causality in analysis of accidents

J. Rasmussen

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations: Proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 28 and 29 June 1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521914
eISBN:
9780191688454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521914.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

Analyses of the major accidents during recent decades have concluded that human errors on the part of operators, designers, or managers have played a major role. There are, however, several basic ... More


Adaption without Insight?

Kim Sterelny

in A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter looks at how philosopher Kim Sterelny endorses the main contours of Robert Boyd's argument that humans are outliers in their capacity to adapt to many environments. However, Sterelny ... More


The Fundamentals of Personal Change

Sharon B. Berlin

in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110371
eISBN:
9780199865680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110371.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews and elaborates key practice implications drawn from the theoretical assumptions discussed in previous chapters. Further, it places them within a framework that acknowledges the ... More


The Uniqueness of the Everyday: Herders and Invasive Species in India

Rajindra K. Puri

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter approaches climate change through the quotidian response of herders in India to an invasive species, Lantana camara, whose proliferation some believe is linked to changing precipitation ... More


Introduction

Stephen Macedo

in A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of professor Robert Boyd's approach to the study of human evolution that focuses on the population dynamics of culturally transmitted information. ... More


The logic of failure

D. Dörner

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations: Proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 28 and 29 June 1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521914
eISBN:
9780191688454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521914.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

Unlike other living creatures, humans can adapt to uncertainty. They can form hypotheses about situations marked by uncertainty and can anticipate their actions by planning. They can expect the ... More


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