Evolutionary Psychology

Pages: 240
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

Evolutionary Psychology

A Beginner's Guide

John Lycett, Louise Barrett, Robin Dunbar

Controversial and captivating, this uniquely accessible guide explores what happens when evolutionary theory is applied to human behaviour.
9781851683567 (28 Apr 2005)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide is a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive guide to the study of the effects of evolutionary theory on human behaviour. Written specifically for the general reader, and for entry-level students, it covers all the most important elements of this interdisciplinary subject, from the role of evolution in our selection of partner, to the influence of genetics on parenting. The book draws widely on examples, case studies and background facts to convey a substantial amount of information, and is authored by the UK's leading experts in the field, from the only dedicated research and teaching institute.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 240
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations


About the Author

Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool, has lectured around the world and is the author of several acclaimed books, including Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language (Faber & Faber, 1988).

Louise Barrett and John Lycett are lecturers in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool.


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