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Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology

Editors: Zeigler-Hill, Virgil, Welling, Lisa L. M., Shackelford, Todd K. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on integrating evolutionary theory with social psychology
  • Presents cutting edge empirical research and theoretical advances that have been made in the last few years
  • Provides a broad overview of the integration of social and evolutionary psychology
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About this book

This wide-ranging collection demonstrates the continuing impact of evolutionary thinking on social psychology research. This perspective is explored in the larger context of social psychology, which is divisible into several major areas including social cognition, the self, attitudes and attitude change, interpersonal processes, mating and relationships, violence and aggression, health and psychological adjustment, and individual differences. Within these domains, chapters offer evolutionary insights into salient topics such as social identity, prosocial behavior, conformity, feminism, cyberpsychology, and war. Together, these authors make a rigorous argument for the further integration of the two diverse and sometimes conflicting disciplines. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • How social psychology can be more cognitive without being less social.
  • How the self-esteem system functions to resolve important interpersonal dilemmas.
  • Shared interests of social psychology and cultural evolution.
  • The evolution of stereotypes.
  • An adaptive socio-ecological perspective on social competition and bullying.
  • Evolutionary game theory and personality.

Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology has much to offer students and faculty in both fields as well as evolutionary scientists outside of psychology. This volume can be used as a primary text in graduate courses and as a supplementary text in various upper-level undergraduate courses.

About the authors

Virgil Zeigler-Hill received his Ph.D. in social-personality psychology in 2004 from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Oakland University. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books. His primary research interests are in four interrelated areas: self-esteem, narcissism, cognitive representations of the self, and interpersonal relationships.

Lisa L. M. Welling received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology in 2008 from the University of Aberdeen. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Lisa Welling has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at numerous international conferences. Her work focuses largely on the biological and social factors that influence mate choice, preferences, and behavior.

Todd K. Shackelford received his Ph.D. in evolutionary psychology in 1997 from the University of Texas–Austin. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where he is Co-Director of the Evolutionary Psychology Lab. He led the founding of new Ph.D. and M.S. programs, which launched in 2012. Shackelford has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has edited 10 volumes, and his work has been cited over 7,000 times. Much of Shackelford’s research addresses sexual conflict between men and women, with a special focus on testing hypotheses derived from sperm competition theory. Since 2006, Shackelford has served as editor of Evolutionary Psychology.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • How Can an Understanding of Evolutionary Psychology Contribute to Social Psychology?

    Zeigler-Hill, Virgil, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Social by Design: How Social Psychology Can Be More Cognitive Without Being Less Social

    Fiddick, Laurence, Ph.D.

    Pages 15-26

  • Social Cognitive Development from an Evolutionary Perspective

    Machluf, Karin, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 27-37

  • Modularity

    Barrett, H. Clark, Ph.D.

    Pages 39-49

  • Evolutionary Psychology and Emotion: A Brief History

    Ketelaar, Timothy, Ph.D.

    Pages 51-67

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12697-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12696-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34692-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology
Editors
  • Virgil Zeigler-Hill
  • Lisa L. M. Welling
  • Todd K. Shackelford
Series Title
Evolutionary Psychology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12697-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12697-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12696-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34692-2
Series ISSN
2197-9898
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 505
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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