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Beasts for Culture

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195167030
eISBN:
9780199894147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book seeks to give a comprehensive overview of human psychological functioning — desire, thought, emotion, action, and interactions — as well as how these facets affect each other. In order to ... More


What People Want

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195167030
eISBN:
9780199894147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter considers the question of what basic wants and needs are built into the human psyche. Some come from nature, insofar as our animal forebears acquired them because they promoted survival ... More


Evolution of Human Intelligence

R.I.M. Dunbar and Richard D. Alexander

in Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the evolution of intelligence and Richard D. Alexander's 1989 paper that explains how the human psyche has evolved. Alexander's prescient paper was one of the first studies to ... More


The Human Psyche at Work

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195167030
eISBN:
9780199894147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the basic ideas about nature and culture. It explains what is special about culture, of what culture is made, and what are some of the psychological requirements for ... More


How People Act and React

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195167030
eISBN:
9780199894147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on action control. It argues that we should understand the human being as having a behavior system, which the cognitive, emotional and motivational systems may or may not ... More


How and Why Emotions Happen

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195167030
eISBN:
9780199894147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines emotions, whose role in psychological functioning has been elusive and enigmatic. It begins by presenting the main outlines of what we know about emotions. It then offers a ... More


Epilogue

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195167030
eISBN:
9780199894147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that culture is a strategy, in the sense that culture appeared because it served the biological goals of survival and ... More


How People Interact

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195167030
eISBN:
9780199894147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on interactions. Though psychology has generally focused its grand theories on the individual human self, thinking, feeling, wanting, and acting, interaction follows another set ... More


Three’s Company

Ellyn Kaschak

in Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172905
eISBN:
9780231539531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172905.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the predominance of “sighted” cultural cues as it explores the ways in which race, sex, and gender are constructs that instantly fall apart when perceived by the blind. More ... More


Psychology, the Body, and Personal Identity

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role of psychology in the analysis of the relation between the human body and personal identity. It describes the two forms of psychology during the Age of Enlightenment ... More


Liturgy

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the meanings and motives behind the paper money custom from the perspective of structuralism. More specifically, it offers a structuralist analysis of the semiotic role of paper ... More


Biology and Culture

Mark Flinn and Richard D. Alexander

in Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces a 1979 paper by Richard D. Alexander, in which he proposes how culture, long a bastion defended against biology, evolves in the contexts of the human psyche, human conflicts ... More


Android Empathy

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how the distinction between humans and androids, between empathy and psychopathy, traverses every human psyche. In the movie Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) busts an ... More


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