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Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

Alan R. Harvey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198786856
eISBN:
9780191838736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786856.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This is a book about the importance of music in human evolution and its continued relevance to modern-day human society—how, from the very beginning of our species, musical communication has been a ... More

The Caring MotivationAn Integrated Theory

The Caring Motivation: An Integrated Theory

Ofra Mayseless

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199913619
eISBN:
9780190299002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913619.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book deals with our innate motivation to care, give, help, and nurture another person or entity. Several conceptual frameworks—spiritual views of caring, evolutionary accounts, biological bases ... More

Evolving Insight

Evolving Insight

Richard W. Byrne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757078
eISBN:
9780191820281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757078.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book develops a new theory of the evolutionary origins of human abilities to understand the world of objects and other people: the evolution of mind. Defining mental representation and ... More

Genetics of Psychological Well-BeingThe role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology

Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology

Michael Pluess (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199686674
eISBN:
9780191766787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686674.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The science of psychological well-being has gained a lot of interest in the last decade. While it has been shown that psychological well-being is partly heritable, research focused on the ... More

Ancestral Landscapes in Human EvolutionCulture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Darcia Narvaez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The social contexts in which children develop have transformed over recent decades, but also over millennia. Modern parenting practices have diverged greatly from ancestral practices, which included ... More

In Touch with the FutureThe sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

In Touch with the Future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199644469
eISBN:
9780191760587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

“Touch makes our world real”. Starting from this assumption, this book summarizes the latest findings to have emerged from the field of cognitive neuroscience in recent years concerning the ... More

A mind of her ownThe evolutionary psychology of women

A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women

Anne Campbell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199609543
eISBN:
9780191747717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609543.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Males have been center stage in evolutionary theory ever since Darwin described “passionate” males and “coy” females. As males fought each other for copulation opportunities, females waited on the ... More

War, Peace, and Human NatureThe Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Douglas P. Fry (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Have humans always waged war? Is warring an ancient evolutionary adaptation or a relatively recent behavior—and what does that tell us about human nature? This book brings together experts in ... More

Why Only Humans WeepUnravelling the mysteries of tears

Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Ad Vingerhoets

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book addresses the question why humans are the only animal species that produce emotional tears. The book brings together relevant theories and research from very different disciplines varying ... More

Evolution's EmpressDarwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Maryanne L. Fisher, Justin R. Garcia, and Rosemarie Sokol Chang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Evolution’s Empress identifies women as active agents within the evolutionary process. The chapters in this volume focus on topics as diverse as female social interactions, mate ... More

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