Written for undergraduate psychology students, and assuming little knowledge of evolutionary science, the third edition of this classic textbook provides an essential introduction to evolutionary psychology. Fully updated with the latest research and new learning features, it provides a thought-provoking overview of evolution and illuminates the evolutionary foundation of many of the broader topics taught in psychology departments. The text retains its balanced and critical evaluation of hypotheses and full coverage of the fundamental topics required for undergraduates. This new edition includes more material on the social and reproductive behaviour of non-human primates, morality, cognition, development and culture as well as new photos, illustrations, text boxes and thought questions to support student learning. Some 280 online multiple choice questions complete the student questioning package. This new material complements the classic features of this text, which include suggestions for further reading, chapter summaries, a glossary, and two-colour figures throughout.
Lance Workman is Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of South Wales and a free-lance science writer who was formally Head of Psychology at Bath Spa University. He has published widely on both human and animal behaviour and was for 7 years interviews editor for ‘The Psychologist’. His teaching and research interests are in biological & evolutionary psychology. He has refereed over 100 journal articles. Lance regularly appears in the media commenting on developments in psychology in the national press, television and radio making over 1000 appearances over the last twenty five years including his own series on psychology for Radio Wales. Whilst working in Australia in the 1980s Lance was bitten by a red-backed spider and talked gibberish for a couple of days. Nobody noticed any difference.
An Introduction 3rd