The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology
Edited by Todd K. Shackelford and Jennifer Vonk
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.
- Oxford University Press
- Print Publication Date:
- Feb 2012
- Published online:
- Sep 2012