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How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

David F. Bjorklund

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Infants and children are the often-ignored heroes when it comes to understanding human evolution. Evolutionary pressures acted upon the young of our ancestors more powerfully than on adults. Changes ... More


Self-Engineering

David Livingstone Smith

in On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190923006
eISBN:
9780190092566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923006.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter illustrates how, as hypersocial animals, we have strong inhibitions against harming our own kind, but we are also able to recognize that doing harm to others can benefit those who are ... More


Developing the Evolved Social Brain

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

For human hypersociality to evolve required that natural selection operate both at the levels of the individual and the group as described by multilevel selection theory. According to the social ... More


Epilogue: How Children Invented Humanity

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The final chapter summarizes the major themes of this book, loosely following the content of Chapters 1 through 7. The first section highlights the principles and assumptions of evolutionary ... More


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