Author Topic: Can you recommend me a book on Evolutionary Psychology?  (Read 1151 times)

Hokum

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Can you recommend me a book on Evolutionary Psychology?
« on: May 24, 2016, 02:21:41 AM »
I found many interesting books through the recommendations here, maybe someone knows a good introduction on Evolutionary Psychology.

Thanks!

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Re: Can you recommend me a book on Evolutionary Psychology?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 10:02:07 PM »
Hmm I don't know much about that field but I enjoyed the psychoanalysis in "man's search for meaning"

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Re: Can you recommend me a book on Evolutionary Psychology?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 06:13:10 AM »
Two that I really liked:
The Moral Animal by Robert Wright
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Read but don't remember well:
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley

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Re: Can you recommend me a book on Evolutionary Psychology?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 09:25:53 PM »
The Meme Machine by Susan Blackmore. Forward by Richard Dawkins.
I read it like 15 years ago and think about the implications still.
Very powerful.

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Re: Can you recommend me a book on Evolutionary Psychology?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 09:46:55 PM »
The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins (if the Selfish Gene is too much for you, this is a good place to start)

The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond

Evolutionary Psychology: The new science of the mind by David Buss
(this one is a text book, but if you're REALLY interested, Buss is a good authority)


EDITED TO ADD:
And I JUST realized I'm responded to a months old thread that was bumped today. :)

Hokum

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Re: Can you recommend me a book on Evolutionary Psychology?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 05:03:12 PM »
well I'm still glad you did. thank you all!

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Re: Can you recommend me a book on Evolutionary Psychology?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 02:47:41 PM »
finally came around to read The Moral Animal. This is one of the books everyone should have read, to explain Life, the Universe and Everything. Or atleast give you a pretty good idea why society, love, sex & relationships, and general social behavior are the way they are. Highly recommended.