Studies in Cognitive Systems

Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology

Innovative Research Strategies

Editors: Holcomb III, Harmon R. (Ed.)

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This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and to computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. Few areas of inquiry have generated as much interest and enthusiasm in recent times as has the discipline known as "evolutionary psychology", but its pretentions and its accomlishments have not always been properly understood. This collection brings together important work in psychology, anthropology, and the philosophy of science that contributes toward that goal, especially by emphasizing the role of natural selection and sexual selection as crucial factors in the evolution of cognitive mechanisms for information processing. The methodological studies that are presented here are bound to enhance appreciation for the scope and limits of this fascinating domain. The editor has produced a fascinating volume that should appeal to a broad and diverse audience.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to Part I

    Holcomb, Harmon R.

    Pages 3-17

  • Kinship: The Tie that Binds (Disciplines)

    Mealey, Linda

    Pages 19-38

  • Birth Order, Sibling Competition, and Human Behavior

    Sulloway, Frank J.

    Pages 39-83

  • The Impact of the Social Environment on the Evolution of Mind

    Cummins, Denise Dellarosa

    Pages 85-118

  • Introduction to Part II

    Holcomb, Harmon R.

    Pages 121-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology
Book Subtitle
Innovative Research Strategies
Editors
  • Harmon R. Holcomb III
Series Title
Studies in Cognitive Systems
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0618-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0618-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0133-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3890-4
Series ISSN
0924-0780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 401
Topics