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New & Forthcoming Titles | Human Behavior, Biology and Evolution

Human Behavior, Biology and Evolution

Human Behavior, Biology and Evolution

Series: SpringerBriefs in Anthropology

Series Ed.: Lancaster, Jane

ISSN: 2366-8792

Just a few years after the 150 anniversary of the publication of “Origins of the Species” and official Year of Darwin, the social and biological sciences are still working to integrate their research into a more complete  understanding of human behavior and biology.  This series hopes to close this gap as demonstrated by the potential topics and their audiences: anthropologists, biologists, demographers, economists, psychologists, geneticists, public health researchers, and others. This series will closely model the aims and scope of the journal Human Nature.  It will focus on human evolutionary ecology, biology, psychology and behavior.   The Briefs are based on evolutionary and life history theory.  The social, behavioral, and biological sciences have traditionally pursued separate paths both in research and in education. Yet it is increasingly apparent that the most pervasive and crucial issues of our time are fundamentally behavioral in their nature and lie squarely at the interface of these artificially separated disciplines. 

 

To address the problems of modern society, we must first understand the very substance of our species: how we evolved to be the way we are, why we behave the way we do, and what are the social and ecological contexts that restrain, channel, modify, and diversify our behavior.  To this end, this Springer Brief series will look through a complex, multi-faceted lens: one that peers through time, across geographic space and into the diversity of human social and cultural experience.  It will emphasize the integration of biological, environmental, social, psychological and behavioral factors that shape the expression of human behavior and the relevance of a biosocial perspective to major scientific, social, and policy issues in the world today.