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The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology
Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology

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December 2020 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Evolutionary psychology is an important and rapidly expanding area in the life, social, and behavioral sciences, and this Handbook represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference text in the field today. Chapters in this Handbook address foundational theories and methodological approaches, providing a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field. The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in all areas of psychology, and in related disciplines across the life, social, and behavioral sciences.


Part 1: Foundations of Evolution

Part 2: Middle-Level Evolutionary Theories

Part 3: Research Methods and Strategies


Part 1: Foundations of Evolution
C. Ruth Archer & David J. Hosken
Chapter 1: Sexual Selection: A Brief Introduction
Carey J. Fitzgerald
Chapter 2: Inclusive Fitness Theory
Gary L. Brase
Chapter 3: Adaptive Problems
Laura Betzig
Chapter 4: Differential Reproduction
Laith Al-Shawaf, David M.G. Lewis, Nicole Barbaro, & Yzar S. Wehbe
Chapter 5: The Products of Evolution: Conceptual Distinctions, Evidentiary Criteria, and Empirical Examples
David M.G. Lewis, Laith Al-Shawaf, Matthew B. Thompson, & David M. Buss
Chapter 6: Evolved Psychological Mechanisms
Part 2: Middle-Level Evolutionary Theories
Mark V. Flinn
Chapter 7: Why Sex?
Justin K. Mogilski
Chapter 8: Parental Investment Theory
Menelaos Apostolou
Chapter 9: Parent-offspring Conflict
Gerald Carter, Mu-Hsun Chen, & Imran Razik
Chapter 10: Theory of Reciprocal Altruism
Catherine Salmon & Jessica Hehman
Chapter 11: The Trivers-Willard Hypothesis
David J. Kruger
Chapter 12: Life History Theory
Tara DeLecce & Michael N. Pham
Chapter 13: Sperm Competition Theory
Wayne R. Rostant, Emily K. Fowler, & Tracey Chapman
Chapter 14: Sexual Conflict Theory: Concepts and Empirical Tests
Mario Mikulincer & Phil Shaver
Chapter 15: Attachment Theory: A Behavioral Systems Approach for Studying Species-Universal and Individual-Differences Aspects of the Social Mind
Part 3: Research Methods and Strategies
Jennifer Vonk, Jared Edge, Jacob Pappas, Audrey Robeson, & Amity Jordan
Chapter 16: Cross-species comparisons: When comparing apples to oranges is fruitful
Menelaos Apostolou
Chapter 17: Cross-Cultural Research
Jennifer Mundale
Chapter 18: Neuroscientific Methods
Nicole Barbaro & Lars Penke
Chapter 19: Behavior Genetics
Alastair P.C. Davies
Chapter 20: Sex Differences and Sex Similarities
Timothy Marsh
Chapter 21: Within-Species Individual Differences
Aurelio José Figueredo, Mateo Peñaherrera-Aguirre, Steven C. Hertler, & Michael A. Woodley
Chapter 22: Social Biogeography
Alfredo Ardila
Chapter 23: Cross-Cultural Differences in Cognition and Learning
Carey Fitzgerald & Jody A. Thompson
Chapter 24: Sources of Data for Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses
Darren Burke
Chapter 25: Controversial Issues and Misunderstandings in Evolutionary Psychology

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