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The Resource Sex, murder, and the meaning of life : a psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature, Douglas T. Kenrick

Sex, murder, and the meaning of life : a psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature, Douglas T. Kenrick

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Sex, murder, and the meaning of life : a psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature
Title
Sex, murder, and the meaning of life
Title remainder
a psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature
Statement of responsibility
Douglas T. Kenrick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The founder of social evolutionary psychology argues that many apparently ingrained human behaviors--including prejudice, over-consumption, and religious devotion--are actually easier to explain and avoid than one would imagine
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DLC
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Kenrick, Douglas T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.K386 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cognitive science
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Social psychology
  • Sex
  • Aggressiveness
Label
Sex, murder, and the meaning of life : a psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature, Douglas T. Kenrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-230) and index
Contents
Standing in the gutter : how did an innocent young student accidentally fall in with a band of intellectual revolutionaries? -- Why playboy is bad for your mental mechanisms : when is beauty bad for you? -- Homicidal fantasies : why have most of us had at least one fantasy about committing murder? -- Outgroup hatred in the blink of an eye : why can't we all just get along? -- The mind as a coloring book : why doesn't cultural variation support the blank slate view of the mind? -- Subselves : the three faces of thee -- Reconstructing Maslow's pyramid : where are the missing bricks in the classic pyramid of needs? -- How the mind warps : why do men and women forget different people and regret different things? -- Peacocks, Porsches, and Pablo Picasso : why do men go out of their way to avoid a Consumer Reports best buy? -- Sex and religion : when is godliness just another mating strategy? -- Deep rationality and evolutionary economics : why are behavioral economists only half right when they say that our economic choices are irrational? -- Bad crowds, chaotic attractors, and humans as ants : why your parents were right about the company you keep -- Conclusion : looking up at the stars : how does research on unsavory and taboo topics converge into a grand view of human nature and answer the question : what is the meaning of life?
Control code
657595617
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 p.
Isbn
9780465020447
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010040963
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)657595617
Label
Sex, murder, and the meaning of life : a psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature, Douglas T. Kenrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-230) and index
Contents
Standing in the gutter : how did an innocent young student accidentally fall in with a band of intellectual revolutionaries? -- Why playboy is bad for your mental mechanisms : when is beauty bad for you? -- Homicidal fantasies : why have most of us had at least one fantasy about committing murder? -- Outgroup hatred in the blink of an eye : why can't we all just get along? -- The mind as a coloring book : why doesn't cultural variation support the blank slate view of the mind? -- Subselves : the three faces of thee -- Reconstructing Maslow's pyramid : where are the missing bricks in the classic pyramid of needs? -- How the mind warps : why do men and women forget different people and regret different things? -- Peacocks, Porsches, and Pablo Picasso : why do men go out of their way to avoid a Consumer Reports best buy? -- Sex and religion : when is godliness just another mating strategy? -- Deep rationality and evolutionary economics : why are behavioral economists only half right when they say that our economic choices are irrational? -- Bad crowds, chaotic attractors, and humans as ants : why your parents were right about the company you keep -- Conclusion : looking up at the stars : how does research on unsavory and taboo topics converge into a grand view of human nature and answer the question : what is the meaning of life?
Control code
657595617
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 p.
Isbn
9780465020447
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010040963
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)657595617

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