The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

Hardcover | January 25, 2012

EditorJennifer Vonk, Todd K. Shackelford

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology ambitiously brings together an eclectic and provocative body of work from some of the brightest minds in comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology, highlighting the strengths and insights of each field. Across chapters,readers will come to appreciate the new field of "comparative evolutionary psychology," which successfully combines laboratory and field approaches, drawing on diverse methodologies and theoretical viewpoints to elucidate the mysteries of animal behavior and cognition. This comprehensive volumeincludes coverage of: * Unique specializations in a wide range of taxa from insects, cephalopods, reptiles, corvids, canines, cetaceans, and primates* Communication, cooperation, social learning, memory and cognitition in different species* Controversial theories about the evolution of sometimes surprising abilities in species, both phylogenetically close to and distant from humans. Suitable for seasoned researchers and graduate students alike, this volume reflects a range of views on human and non-human behavior and cognition, and advances these topics in a wide range of species.

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology ambitiously brings together an eclectic and provocative body of work from some of the brightest minds in comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology, highlighting the strengths and insights of each field. Across chapters,readers will come to appreciate the new field of "...

Jennifer Vonk, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Todd K. Shackelford, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Oakland University, and Director of the Evolutionary Psychology Lab at Oakland University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:January 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199738181

ISBN - 13:9780199738182

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Section I: Introduction to Comparative Evolutionary Psychology1. Jennifer Vonk and Todd Shackelford: Toward Bridging Gaps: Finding Commonality among Evolutionary and Comparative Psychologists2. Louise Barrett: Why Behaviorism isn't Satanism3. Kirsten Andrews and Ljiljana Radenovic: Confronting Language, Representation, and Belief: A Limited Defense of Mental ContinuitySection 2: Cognitive Specializations4. Aaron Sell: Evolved Cognitive Specializations5. Jayden van Horik, Nicola Clayton, and Nathan Emery: Convergent Evolution of Cognition in Corvids, Apes and other animals6. Robin Dunbar and A.J. Sutcliffe: Social Complexity and Intelligence7. Jennifer Mather: Cephalopod Intelligence8. Anna Wilkinson and Ludwig Huber: Cold-blooded cognition: Reptilian Cognitive Abilities9. Kelly Jaakkola: Cetacean Cognitive Specializations10. Erika Cartmill and Dario Maestripieri: Primate Cognitive Specializations11. Adam Miklosi: The Evolution of Canine CognitionSection 3: Memory12. Caroline R. Raby and Nicola Clayton: Episodic Memory and Planning13. Miranda Feeney and William Roberts: Comparative mental time travel: Is there a cognitive divide between humans and animals in episodic memory and planning?14. Jonathan Crystal: Animal Models of Human Cognition15. David Smith, Mariana V. C. Coutinho, Joseph Boomer, and Michael Beran: Metamemory across SpeciesSection 4: Communication Systems16. Irene Pepperberg: Symbolic Communication in the Grey Parrot17. Klaus Zuberbuhler: Communication in Non-human Primates18. Reginald B. Cocroft and Laura E. Sullivan-Beckers: Female preference functions provide a window into cognition, the evolution of communication, and speciation in plant-feeding insects19. Heidi Lyn: Apes and the Evolution of Language: Taking stock of 40 years of ResearchSection 5: Culture and Cooperation20. Joan Silk and Bailey House: The Phylogeny and Ontogeny of Prosocial Behavior21. Felix Warneken and Alicia P. Melis: The Ontogeny and of Phylogeny Cooperation22. Alex Mesoudi and Keith Jensen: Culture and the Evolution of Human Sociality23. Mark Sheskin and Laurie Santos: The Evolution of Morality: Which Aspects of Human Moral Concerns Are Shared With Non-Human Primates?24. Lydia Hopper and Andrew Whiten: The Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology of Social Learning and Culture25. Francys Subiaul: The Many Faces of Imitation: Cognitive and Motor Imitation in Children and Non-human Primates26. Christophe Boesch: The Ecology and Evolution of Social Behavior and Cognition in PrimatesSection 6: Conclusions and Future Directions27. Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth: The Evolution of a Cooperative Social Mind28. Sara Shettleworth: Darwin, Tinbergen, and the Evolution of Comparative Cognition29. Jennifer Vonk and Todd Shackelford: Comparative Evolutionary Psychology; a United Discipline for the Study of Evolved Traits