Why are men, usually the aggressors and risk takers? why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters, Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, from the Amazon to the Arctic, like other primate males, to show that these and many other questions about human behavior largely come down to evolution and sex.
More precisely, they come down to the basic principle that all organisms evolved to maximize their reproductive success and seek resources to do so, as she shows in this uniquely comprehensive and accessible survey of behavioral and evolutionary ecology, but that sometimes cooperation and collaboration are the most effective ways to succeed.
This newly revised edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research and reflect exciting changes in the field, including how our evolutionary past continues to affect our ecological present.
Adaptation and Human Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective Evolutionary Foundations of Human Behavior Series
The contributions to this volume demonstrate, with a high degree of theoretical and methodological sophistication--the maturity and freshness of this new paradigm in the study of human behavior. Subsequent chapters, written by both younger scholars and established researchers, cover a wide range of societies and topics organ-ized into six sections.
The volume will be of interest to anthropologists and other professions working on the study of cross-cultural human behavior. The sixth and final section consists of a single chapter that places the volume in a broader critical and comparative context. The third section covers parenting, with five studies on soci-eties from Africa, Asia, and North America.
This volume presents state-of-the-art empirical studies working in a paradigm that has become known as human behavioral ecology. The second section includes five studies of mating efforts in a variety of societies from South America and Africa. The fourth section breaks somewhat with the tradition in human behavioral ecology by focusing on one particularly problematic issue, North America, using data from Europe, the demographic transition, and Asia.
During the two decades that have passed since then, this innovative approach has matured and expanded into new areas that are explored here. The fifth section includes studies of cooperation and helping behaviors, using data from societies in Micronesia and South America. The book opens with an introductory chapter by Chagnon and Irons tracing the origins of human behavioral ecology and its subsequent development.
It's Not You, It's Biology.: The Science of Love, Sex, and Relationships
At last, historical, here's what you should've learned in high school biology! This paperback edition is an Everyman's humorous look at the real differences—biological, psychological—between men and women…with fun and provocative insight into what really drives behavior and interactions between men and women.
Men talk about women to men. Men and women talk to each other or try to about relationships. Used book in Good Condition. Women talk about men to women. It's not you, snappy comebacks, it's biology provides insight, ammunition, and interesting cocktail party banter for everyone who ever wondered why we do what we do vis-a-vis the opposite sex.
It's freakonomics for the Relationship-Challenged.
Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind
Content topics are logically arrayed, and status, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, sexual conflict, prestige, including cooperation, parenting, starting with challenges of survival, mating, aggression, and social hierarchies. Evolutionary psychology: the ne w science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind.
. Used book in Good Condition. This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.
How Humans Evolved Seventh Edition
Cover designed specifically for Arizona State University. Used in anthropology 143 at UIUC. Used book in Good Condition. The new edition continues to offer the most up-to-date research―in particular, significantly revised coverage of how recent discoveries are shaping our history of human evolution―while now giving you the best tools to engage your students in and out of the classroom.
For biology of Human Behavior and whatever other class specified. Same textbook as normal 7th edition, just different cover. Give students a complete picture of human evolution. How humans evolved teaches the processes that shape human evolution with a unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology.
A New Psychology of Women: Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity, Fourth Edition
Aware that our own cultural experience colors and limits what we think we know about people, veteran educator and scholar Hilary Lips imbues her discussions with international examples and perspectives to provide an inclusive approach to the psychology of women. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions, suggestions for additional reading, key terms, and Web resources.
Absorbing narratives centered on essential topics in psychology and global research engage readers to grasp cutting-edge insights into the psychological diversity of women. Boxed items containing learning activities, profiles of women who helped shape psychology, and suggestions for making social changes appear throughout the text.
Cover designed specifically for Arizona State University. Rich, and transformative, the latest edition of A New Psychology of Women examines how gender-related expectations interact with other cultural assumptions and stereotypes, original, and with social and economic conditions, to affect women's experiences and behavior.
Titles of related interest also available from waveland press: chrisler-golden, in our own words: Writings from Women's Lives, Lectures on the Psychology of Women, Fifth Edition ISBN 9781478635840 and Crawford-Unger, Second Edition ISBN 9781577664901. Used book in Good Condition. A wide range of new and extensively updated topics optimize readers' knowledge of how disparate perspectives from cultures throughout the world shape women's behavior and attitudes toward: health care / female genital mutilation / theories of gender development / violence against women / poverty / women's attitudes toward their bodies / stereotyping and discrimination / labor force participation / expectations about power within marriage / media portrayals of girls and women / unpaid work / use of social media / occupational segregation / women in political leadership roles Among thoroughly updated topics particular to US culture are same-sex marriage, the portrayal of women of different ethnic and cultural groups on television, Latina women's issues, and breast cancer survival rates of African American and European American women.
Lips: sex and gender: an introduction, Sixth Edition ISBN 9781478635284.
Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition
For biology of Human Behavior and whatever other class specified. Same textbook as normal 7th edition, just different cover. Used in anthropology 143 at UIUC. The fifth edition of this bestselling reader builds a strong foundation in both classical and contemporary theory, with a sharpened focus on gender and anthropology, and the anthropology of new media and technology.
Used book in Good Condition. Cover designed specifically for Arizona State University. Short introductions and key terms accompany every reading, and light annotations have been added to aid students in reading original articles. Used on its own or together with a history of anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition, this anthology offers a flexible and unrivalled introduction to anthropological theory that reflects not only the history but also the changing nature of the discipline today.
A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition
The fifth edition of this bestselling theory text has been revised throughout, with substantial updates, including more on gender and sexuality, and with a new section on Anthropologies of the Digital Age. Same textbook as normal 7th edition, just different cover. Keyword definitions have been reinstated in the margins, and biographical information on theorists has been enhanced to build stronger context for readers.
For biology of Human Behavior and whatever other class specified. Used in anthropology 143 at UIUC. On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.
Cover designed specifically for Arizona State University. Used book in Good Condition.
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl P.S.
In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. Used book in Good Condition. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man's—and one family's—amazing survival in the face of terrible odds.
Cover designed specifically for Arizona State University. As nature made him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male. Used in anthropology 143 at UIUC. For biology of Human Behavior and whatever other class specified.
As nature made him the Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl. Same textbook as normal 7th edition, just different cover.
Methods in Behavioral Research B&B Psychology Standalone Book
Same textbook as normal 7th edition, just different cover. As nature made him the Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl. Cozby and bates provide helpful pedagogy, rich examples, and a clear voice in their approach to methodological decision-making. For biology of Human Behavior and whatever other class specified. Cover designed specifically for Arizona State University.
Mcgraw-hill Humanities Social. Used book in Good Condition. Used in anthropology 143 at UIUC. Methods in behavioral Research continues to guide students toward success by helping them study smarter and more efficiently.
The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals
For biology of Human Behavior and whatever other class specified. These two traits explain how our species was able to amplify qualities that we inherited in parallel with our animal counterparts; transforming animal communication into language, traditions into culture, sociality into mind reading, problem solving into abstract reasoning, memory into mental time travel, and empathy into morality.
Suddendorf concludes with the provocative suggestion that our unrivalled status may be our own creation—and that the gap is growing wider not so much because we are becoming smarter but because we are killing off our closest intelligent animal relatives. Weaving together the latest findings in animal behavior, and neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, child development, this book will change the way we think about our place in nature.
There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals. Cover designed specifically for Arizona State University. As nature made him the Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl. Used book in Good Condition. Mcgraw-hill Humanities Social. Used in anthropology 143 at UIUC. Drawing on two decades of research on apes, culture, intelligence, theory of mind, and human evolution, our open-ended ability to imagine and reflect on scenarios, and mental time travel—and finds that two traits account for most of the ways in which our minds appear so distinct: Namely, children, he surveys the abilities most often cited as uniquely human—language, morality, and our insatiable drive to link our minds together.