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Motivational mismatch: evolved motives as the source of—and solution to—global public health problems

Valerie Curtis and Robert Aunger

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

While public health in most countries of the world is better now than it has ever been, a huge burden of preventable disease still remains: our behaviour does not seem to match our knowledge. In this ... More


And the Wisdom to Know the Difference: Locus of Control and Desire for Control

Jerry M. Burger

in Perceived Control: Theory, Research, and Practice in the First 50 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190257040
eISBN:
9780190634834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257040.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Although locus of control and desire for control are conceptually different personality traits, there are reasons to expect some relationship between how much control people typically believe they ... More


Evolutionary Mismatches in the Development of Today’s Children

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/9780190066864.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Differences between modern and ancient environments sometimes cause evolutionary mismatches. Many children are following an exceptionally slow life history strategy and as a result are safer and ... More


Television programming and the audience

Charlotte De Backer

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Why is television programming all about sex and crime, and why are we, as an audience, so addicted to this? In this chapter we explain how television shows, as modern artifacts, trigger our ... More


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


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