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Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology, The
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OXFORD HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY, THE

HARDBACK BY VONK, JENNIFER; SHACKELFORD, TODD K.

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PUBLICATION DATE
13 FEB 2012

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology ambitiously brings together an eclectic and provocative body of work from some of the brightest minds in comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology, highlighting the strengths and insights of each field. Across chapters, readers will come to appreciate the new field of comparative evolutionary psychology, which successfully combines laboratory and field approaches, drawing on diverse methodologies and theoretical viewpoints to elucidate the mysteries of animal behavior and cognition. This comprehensive volume includes coverage of: - Unique specializations in a wide range of taxa from insects, cephalopods, reptiles, corvids, canines, cetaceans, and primates - Communication, cooperation, social learning, memory and cognitition in different species - Controversial theories about the evolution of sometimes surprising abilities in species, both phylogenetically close to and distant from humans. Suitable for seasoned researchers and graduate students alike, this volume reflects a range of views on human and non-human behavior and cognition, and advances these topics in a wide range of species.

CONTENTS

Contents ; Section I: Introduction to Comparative Evolutionary Psychology ; 1. Toward Bridging Gaps: Finding Commonality among Evolutionary and Comparative Psychologists ; Jennifer Vonk and Todd Shackelford ; 2. Why Behaviorism isn't Satanism ; Louise Barrett ; 3. Confronting Language, Representation, and Belief: A Limited Defense of Mental Continuity ; Kirsten Andrews and Ljiljana Radenovic ; Section 2: Cognitive Specializations ; 4. Evolved Cognitive Adaptations ; Aaron Sell ; 5. Convergent Evolution of Cognition in Corvids, Apes and other animals ; Jayden van Horik, Nicola Clayton, and Nathan Emery ; 6. Social Complexity and Intelligence ; Robin Dunbar and A.J. Sutcliffe ; 7. Cephalopod Intelligence ; Jennifer Mather ; 8. Cold-blooded cognition: Reptilian Cognitive Abilities ; Anna Wilkinson and Ludwig Huber ; 9. Cetacean Cognitive Specializations ; Kelly Jaakkola ; 10. Socio-cognitive specializations in nonhuman primates: Evidence from gestural communication ; Erika Cartmill and Dario Maestripieri ; 11. The Evolution of Canine Cognition ; Adam Miklosi ; Section 3: Memory ; 12. Episodic Memory and Planning ; Caroline R. Raby and Nicola Clayton ; 13. Comparative mental time travel: Is there a cognitive divide between humans and animals in episodic memory and planning? ; Miranda Feeney and William Roberts ; 14. Animal Models of Human Cognition ; Jonathan Crystal ; 15. Metacognition across species ; David Smith, Mariana V. C. Coutinho, Joseph Boomer, and Michael Beran ; Section 4: Communication Systems ; 16. Symbolic Communication in the Grey Parrot ; Irene Pepperberg ; 17. Communication in Non-human Primates ; Klaus Zuberbuhler ; 18. Female preference functions provide a window into cognition, the evolution of communication, and speciation in plant-feeding insects ; Reginald B. Cocroft and Laura E. Sullivan-Beckers ; 19. Apes and the Evolution of Language: Taking stock of 40 years of Research ; Heidi Lyn ; Section 5: Culture and Cooperation ; 20. The Phylogeny and Ontogeny of Prosocial Behaviour ; Joan Silk and Bailey House ; 21. The Ontogeny and of Phylogeny Cooperation ; Felix Warneken and Alicia P. Melis ; 22. Culture and the Evolution of Human Sociality ; Alex Mesoudi and Keith Jensen ; 23. The Evolution of Morality: Which Aspects of Human Moral Concerns Are Shared With Non-Human Primates? ; Mark Sheskin and Laurie Santos ; 24. The Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology of Social Learning and Culture ; Lydia Hopper and Andrew Whiten ; 25. Cognitive Imitation: Insights into the Development and Evolution of Social Learning ; Francys Subiaul ; 26. The Ecology and Evolution of Social Behavior and Cognition in Primates ; Christophe Boesch ; Section 6: Conclusions and Future Directions ; 27. The Evolution of a Cooperative Social Mind ; Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth ; 28. Darwin, Tinbergen, and the Evolution of Comparative Cognition ; Sara Shettleworth ; 29. Comparative Evolutionary Psychology; a United Discipline for the Study of Evolved Traits ; Jennifer Vonk and Todd Shackelford