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An accessible introduction to the science of evolutionary psychology and how it explains many aspects of human nature. Unlike many books on the topic,which focus on abstractions like kin selection, this book focuses on Darwinian explanations of why we are the way we are--emotionally and morally. Wright deals particularly well with explaining the reasons for the stereotypical dynamics of the three big "S's:" sex, siblings, and society.
New Republic senior editor Wright's account of the latest trends in Darwinian theory unravels the evolutionary logic behind subjects ranging from friendship and romance to xenophobia and sibling rivalry.
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For most of my life, I've been trying to understand the reasons behind why we animials behave the way we do.
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The author chooses Darwin to serve as an illustration of the principles of evolutionary psychology, developing a compelling biographical narrative and thereby broadening the appeal... Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003 by Jennifer Gage
Start here for a great introduction to our behavioral evolution. Well written and interesting, this book gives new insights into why we do what we do and how we got here. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2003 by Colleen
This book has a lot in common with many Stephen King novels: it starts off intriguing, becomes more and more engrossing, and then concludes with some improbable and disappointing... Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2003 by Dee
The perfect introduction to evolutionary psychology. Follows sound logic and the writing flows smoothly from section to section. Read morePublished on June 17 2003 by Andrew R. Rowe
I read Robert Wright's "Nonzero" which I found to be more interesting--though it looks like most reviewers experienced the inverse. Read morePublished on May 29 2003 by Emlyn Addison