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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

Edited by Todd K. Shackelford and Jennifer Vonk

Volume 1, issue Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199738182
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199738182.001.0001

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology brings together an eclectic and provocative body of work in comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology, highlighting the strengths and insights of each field. Articles focus on 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 book examines unique specializations in a wide range of taxa from insects, cephalopods, reptiles, corvids, canines, cetaceans, and primates. It also looks at communication, cooperation, social learning, memory, and cognitition in different species. It further goes on to describe controversial theories about the evolution of sometimes surprising abilities in species, both phylogenetically close to and distant from humans.

Keywords: comparative psychology; evolutionary psychology; animal behavior; animal cognition; communication; cooperation; social learning; humans; animals

Book.  600 pages. 

Subjects: Psychology

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Why Behaviorism Isn't Satanism in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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Evolved Cognitive Adaptations in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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Convergent Evolution of Cognition in Corvids, Apes and Other Animals in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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Social Complexity and Intelligence in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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Cephalopod Intelligence in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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Cold-Blooded Cognition: Reptilian Cognitive Abilities in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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Cetacean Cognitive Specializations in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

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