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Title The evolution of personality and individual differences / edited by David M. Buss, Patricia H. Hawley.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  155.7 Ev64p 2011    ---  Available
Description xix, 498 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Evolutionary perspectives on the five-factor model of personality / Daniel Nettle -- Personality and the adaptive landscape : the role of individual differences in creating and solving social adaptive problems / David M. Buss -- The role of competition and cooperation in shaping personality : an evolutionary perspective on social dominance, Machiavellianism, and children's social development / Patricia H. Hawley -- Why siblings are like Darwin's finches : birth order, sibling competition, and adaptive divergence within the family / Frank J. Sulloway -- Explaining individual differences in personality : why we need a modular theory / Judith Rich Harris -- The development of life history strategies : toward a multi-stage theory / Marco Del Giudice and Jay Belsky -- Toward an evolutionary-developmental explanation of alternative reproductive strategies : the central role of switch-controlled modular systems / Bruce J. Ellis -- Ecological approaches to personality / Aurelio Jose Figueredo ... [et al.] -- Bridging the gap between modern evolutionary psychology and the study of individual differences / Lars Penke -- Theory and methods in evolutionary behavioral genetics / Matthew C. Keller, Daniel P. Howrigan, and Matthew A. Simonson -- Twin, adoption, and family methods as approaches to the evolution of individual differences / Nancy L. Segal -- Evolutionary processes explaining the genetic variance in personality : an exploration of scenarios / Steven W. Gangestad -- Are pleiotropic mutations and holocene selective sweeps the only evolutionary-genetic processes left for explaining heritable variation in human psychological traits? / Geoffrey F. Miller -- Selection and evolutionary explanations for the maintenance of personality differences / Denis Reale and Niels J. Dingemanse -- Testing the evolutionary genetics of personality : do balanced selection and gene flow cause genetically adapted personality differences in human populations? / Andrea Camperio Ciani -- The problem of defining psychopathology and challenges to evolutionary psychology theory / Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair.
Summary "Capturing a scientific change in thinking about personality and individual differences that has been building over the past 15 years, this volume stands at an important moment in the development of psychology as a discipline. Rather than viewing individual differences as merely the raw material upon which selection operates, the contributing authors provide theories and empirical evidence which suggest that personality and individual differences are central to evolved psychological mechanisms and behavioral functioning. The book draws theoretical inspiration from life history theory, evolutionary genetics, molecular genetics, developmental psychology, personality psychology, and evolutionary psychology, while utilizing the theories of the best and the brightest international scientists working on this cutting edge paradigm shift." "In the first of three sections, the authors analyze personality and the adaptive landscape; here, the authors offer a novel conceptual framework for examining personality assessment adaptations. Because individuals in a social environment have momentous consquences for creating and solving adaptive problems, humans have evolved difference-detecting mechanisms designed to make crucial social decisions such as mate selection, friend selection, kin investment, coalition formation, and hierarchy negotiation. In the second section, the authors examine developmental and life-history theoretical perspectives to explore the origins and development of personality over the lifespan. The third section focuses on the relatively new field of evolutionary genetics and explores which of the major evolutionary forces---such as balancing selection, mutation, co-evolutionary arms races, and drift---are responsible for the origins of personality and individual differences. Existing as a seminal work in the newly emerging evolutionary psychology field, this book is a must-read for anyone invested in the development of psychology as a field."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Personality -- Genetic aspects.
Personality -- Social aspects.
Individual differences.
Evolutionary psychology.
Personality -- genetics.
Biological Evolution.
Genetics, Behavioral.
Psychological Theory.
Added Author Buss, David M.
Hawley, Patricia H.
ISBN 9780195372090 (alk. paper)

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