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The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

Edited by Todd K. Shackelford and Catherine A. Salmon

Volume 1, issue Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195396690
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195396690.001.0001

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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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. 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 great difficulty understanding them. Hundreds of books have been published with the goal of improving understanding and relationships among family and relationships; few, if any, have done so with an evolutionary approach. Recognizing that a deeper understanding of human families can be found through an understanding of similar phenomena in other species, this book demonstrates how an understanding of family ties can inform understanding of our relationships to non-kin.

Keywords: family behavior; relationships; families; emotional health; social success; evolutionary approach; family ties; non-kin

Book.  432 pages. 

Subjects: Psychology

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Toward an Evolutionary Psychology of the Family in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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Evolutionary Anthropology of the Human Family in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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The Evolution of Relationships in Nonhuman Families in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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Parent–Child Relationships in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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Parent–Offspring Conflict in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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Stepparenting, Divorce, and Investment in Children in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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Adoption: Forms, Functions, and Preferences in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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An Evolutionary Perspective on Siblings: Rivals and Resources in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology

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