The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior

Part of Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology
Editor :
  1. Lance Workman, University of South Wales
  2. Will Reader, Sheffield Hallam University
  3. Jerome H. Barkow, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year May 2020
Copyright Year 2020
ISBN 9781316642825
Language English


The transformative wave of Darwinian insight continues to expand throughout the human sciences. While still centered on evolution-focused fields such as evolutionary psychology, ethology, and human behavioral ecology, this insight has also influenced cognitive science, neuroscience, feminist discourse, sociocultural anthropology, media studies, and clinical psychology. This handbook’s goal is to amplify the wave by bringing together world-leading experts to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of evolution-oriented and influenced fields. While evolutionary psychology remains at the core of the collection, it also covers the history, current standing, debates, and future directions of the panoply of fields entering the Darwinian fold. As such, The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior is a valuable reference not just for evolutionary psychologists but also for scholars and students from many fields who wish to see how the evolutionary perspective is relevant to their own work.