"I would absolutely adopt it and recommend it."
"I was very impressed with the book. The text does an excellent job of demonstrating that natural and sexual selection provide a general sketch upon which environmental interaction builds our complex behavioral repertoires and that this interplay shapes the human experience from basic brain structure to the complexities of culture."
This is an excellent text and covers a wide range of recent evolutionary psychology topics.
This text covers a wide range of evolutionary psychology issues in a clear and logical order, yet you can still dip in and out of the chapters. I particularly like the end of chapter review questions and glossary pointers, which will enable students to consolidate their learning. On a practical note, the size of the book (approximately 26x18cm) makes it easier to carry about despite its hardback cover. A very real consideration for any student or teacher!
The supplemental materials made the difference when deciding between this text and another.
No longer teaching on Intro 2
A solid text but it was not the
first-choice for clarity, illustrations
and access to current research.
An excellent text, informative and user friendly.
In my opinion there are other alternatives that are better suited for our purposes.
Probably the best book on evolutionary psychology that I have read, the chapters are clear and concise, so shall be happy to recommend to students
Great introductory book for evolutionary psychology course. Up to date and easy to read. Includes many ilustrations, charts and diagrams. On the website additional interesting and useful materials (both for teachers and students) are avialable. It is really worth considering as one of a main textbook for evolutionary psychology teaching.
This is really comprehensive text on the subject of evolutionary psychology. It is authored with unwavering authority and the learner whether they are newcomer or seasoned psychology student should find the text invaluable in their studies at all levels.
This is a very helpful book for those who want the evolutionary perspective for certain human behaviour. In a way this may relate to all social sciences. Perhaps the book could have been improved by addressing the debate on the difference (and potential consequences) of adopting an evolutionary perspective whilst allowing a degree of communal responsibility.
A very useful coverage of the evolutionary approach and its applications within contemporary psychology is provided. The evolution of the brain, genetic apsects and chapter on sexual selection are excellent. Of particular use in my teaching are the sections on development, emotionality, kinship, social functioning and culture. A wealth of conceptual detail is provided along with a very helpful reading of the current research.
Great book for undergraduates looking to explore evolutionary psychology, easy to understand, with good explanations of key concepts.