The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

Hardcover | May 29, 2011

EditorCatherine Salmon, Todd K. Shackelford

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Relationships with family are important to our emotional health and can play a significant role in our social success. We need our families and yet frequently have a great difficulty understanding them. Hundreds of books have been published with the goal of improving understanding andrelationships among family and relationships; few, if any, have done so with an evolutionary approach. The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology focuses on the reasons underlying family behavior and how a greater understanding of these factors can help us to better understand our own family behaviors. Recognizing that a deeper understanding of human families can be found through anunderstanding of similar phenomena in other species, the volume demonstrates how an understanding of family ties can inform understanding of our relationships to non-kin.

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Relationships with family are important to our emotional health and can play a significant role in our social success. We need our families and yet frequently have a great difficulty understanding them. Hundreds of books have been published with the goal of improving understanding andrelationships among family and relationships; few, i...

Catherine Salmon is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Redlands. Todd K. Shackelford is a Professor and Chair of Psychology at Oakland University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 7.2 × 10 × 1.3 inPublished:May 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Introduction1. Catherine Salmon and Todd K. Shackelford: Towards an Evolutionary Psychology of the Family2. Mark V. Flinn: Evolutionary Anthropology of the Human Family3. Bernard Chapais: The Evolutionary History of Pair-bonding and Parental Collaboration4. Douglas W. Mock: The Evolution of Relationships in Non-human FamiliesPart Two: Human Families5. Marco Del Giudice and Jay Belsky: Parent-Child Relationships6. Catherine Salmon and James Malcolm: Parent-Offspring Conflict7. Kermyt G. Anderson: Step-parenting, Divorce, and Investment in Children8. Anthony A. Volk: Adoption: Forms, Functions, and Preferences9. Thomas V. Pollet and Ashley D. Hoben: An Evolutionary Perspective on Siblings: Rivals and Resources10. Virginia Periss and David F. Bjorklund: Trials and Tribulations of Childhood: An Evolutionary Perspective11. Aaron T. Goetz and Gorge A. Romero: Family Violence: How Paternity Uncertainty Raises the Stakes12. Harald A. Euler: Grandparents and Extended KinPart Three: Animal Families13. Peter Hepper: Kin Recognition14. Alan H. Krakauer and Emily H. DuVal: Kin Selection and Cooperative Courtship in Birds15. Carol M. Berman: Primate Kin Preferences: Explaining DiversityPart Four: Fictive Families16. John Archer: Pet Keeping: A Case Study in Maladaptive Behavior17. James A. Serpell and Elizabeth S. Paul: Pets in the Family: An Evolutionary Perspective18. Hector N. Qirko: Fictive Kinship and Induced Altruism19. Justin H. Park and Joshua M. Ackerman: Passion and Compassion: Psychology of Kin Relations within and beyond the Family20. Daniel Brian Krupp, Lisa M. DeBruine, and Benedict C. Jones: Cooperation and Conflict in the Light of Kin Recognition SystemsPart Five: Conclusions and Future Directions21. David C. Geary, Drew H. Bailey, and Jonathan Oxford: Reflections on the Human Family22. Gregory Gorelik, Todd K. Shackelford, and Catherine Salmon: Between Conflict and Cooperation: New Horizons in the Evolutionary Science of the Human Family