Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology by Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Lisa L. M. Welling, Todd K. Shackelford

By Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Lisa L. M. Welling, Todd K. Shackelford

This wide-ranging assortment demonstrates the ongoing influence of evolutionary considering on social psychology learn. this attitude is explored within the greater context of social psychology, that's divisible into numerous significant components together with social cognition, the self, attitudes and angle switch, interpersonal tactics, mating and relationships, violence and aggression, wellbeing and fitness and mental adjustment, and person modifications. inside those domain names, chapters supply evolutionary insights into salient issues akin to social id, prosocial habit, conformity, feminism, cyberpsychology, and struggle. jointly, those authors make a rigorous argument for the additional integration of the 2 diversified and occasionally conflicting disciplines.

Among the subjects lined:

  • How social psychology will be extra cognitive with no being much less social.
  • How the conceit process capabilities to unravel vital interpersonal dilemmas.
  • Shared pursuits of social psychology and cultural evolution.
  • The evolution of stereotypes.
  • An adaptive socio-ecological standpoint on social pageant and bullying.
  • Evolutionary online game idea and character.

Evolutionary views on Social Psychology has a lot to supply scholars and college in either fields in addition to evolutionary scientists outdoor of psychology. This quantity can be utilized as a major textual content in graduate classes and as a supplementary textual content in quite a few upper-level undergraduate courses.

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Newborns have also been shown to match facial expressions made by adults, termed neonatal imitation. However, rather than being an indication that human infants are born with the rudiments of sophisticated social learning abilities as originally proposed by Meltzoff and Moore (1977), such “imitation” more likely reflects an 3 Social Cognitive Development from an Evolutionary Perspective ontogenetic adaptation, a behavior that serves an adaptive function at a specific time in development and then disappears when it is no longer functional (Bjorklund 1997; Oppenheim 1981).

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