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Kenrick, Douglas T
Sex, murder, and the meaning of life : a psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature / Douglas T. Kenrick
New York : Basic Books, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BF311 .K386 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Cognitive science
Evolution (Biology)
Human evolution
Social psychology
Sex
Aggressiveness
Physical Description xiii, 238 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-230) and index
Contents Standing in the gutter : how did an innocent young student accidentally fall in with a band of intellectual revolutionaries? -- Why playboy is bad for your mental mechanisms : when is beauty bad for you? -- Homicidal fantasies : why have most of us had at least one fantasy about committing murder? -- Outgroup hatred in the blink of an eye : why can't we all just get along? -- The mind as a coloring book : why doesn't cultural variation support the blank slate view of the mind? -- Subselves : the three faces of thee -- Reconstructing Maslow's pyramid : where are the missing bricks in the classic pyramid of needs? -- How the mind warps : why do men and women forget different people and regret different things? -- Peacocks, Porsches, and Pablo Picasso : why do men go out of their way to avoid a Consumer Reports best buy? -- Sex and god : when is godliness just another mating strategy? -- Deep rationality and evolutionary economics : why are behavioral economists only half right when they say that our economic choices are irrational? -- Bad crowds, chaotic attractors, and humans as ants : why your parents were right about the company you keep -- Conclusion: looking up at the stars : how does research on unsavory and taboo topics converge into a grand view of human nature and answer the question : what is the meaning of life?

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