From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology

From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology

From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology

From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology

Synopsis

Covering a range of topics, from the evolution of language, theory of mind, and the mentality of apes, through to psychological disorders, human mating strategies and relationship processes, this volume makes a timely and significant contribution to what is fast becoming one of the most prominent and fruitful approaches to understanding the nature and psychology of the human mind.

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Julie Fitness completed her PhD in psychology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in social psychology at Macquarie University, Australia. Her major research interests concern the features and functions of emotions such as love, hate, anger, and jealousy within intimate relationships and the workplace. She has published widely on emotion and relationship-related topics and is an Associate Editor of the journal Personal Relationships.

Kim Sterelny grew up in and near Sydney, doing both his degrees at Sydney University. He taught philosophy at various places and times on Australia's east coast before moving to New Zealand in 1988. Since 1999 he splits his time between New Zealand and the Australian National University in Canberra. His interests have always been on the border between philosophy and the natural sciences; most recently, evolutionary biology and psychology.

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