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The Resource The evolution of violence, Todd K. Shackelford, Ranald D. Hansen, editors ; foreword by Steven Pinker

The evolution of violence, Todd K. Shackelford, Ranald D. Hansen, editors ; foreword by Steven Pinker

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The evolution of violence
Title
The evolution of violence
Statement of responsibility
Todd K. Shackelford, Ranald D. Hansen, editors ; foreword by Steven Pinker
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our contemporary capacity for understanding and empathy suggests that people are becoming less disposed to violence. At the same time, current developments in war technologies and the popularity of blood-soaked movies and video games point to the opposite conclusion. The works of Darwin hold crucial keys to the puzzle, yet his theories--and evolutionary theory in general--are often dismissed as relics, or worse. The Evolution of Violence explores and explodes myths about evolutionary theory while restoring Darwinian concepts to modern-day relevance. In these provocative pages, violence scholars from across the disciplines elegantly argue that evolutionary perspectives, far from conflicting with current science, complement and enhance standard social theory. Compelling original essays in areas such as domestic abuse, sibling conflict, and aggression in women make the case with clarity, and the contributors' theoretical and empirical insights carry significant practical implications for violence prevention. Among the featured topics: Sexual selection and the psychology of intergroup conflict. Warfare and human nature. Evolutionary behavioral genetics of violent crime. Intimate partner violence: an evolutionary view. Evolutionary perspectives on child welfare law. An evolutionary developmental lens for understanding the causes and consequences of human aggression. Scholarly and useful for researchers and evolutionary scientists while accessible to interested laypersons, The Evolution of Violence is no simple reminder of how far we've come as a species--it points clearly to our human potential for future progress
Member of
Dewey number
155.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1971-,
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  • Shackelford, Todd K.
  • Hansen, Ranald D.,
Series statement
Evolutionary Psychology
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  • Violence
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Social Darwinism
Label
The evolution of violence, Todd K. Shackelford, Ranald D. Hansen, editors ; foreword by Steven Pinker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Intimate Partner Violence in Evolutionary Perspective -- War Before Civilization ? 15 Years On -- Violence in Literature: An Evolutionary Perspective -- Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Welfare Law -- Warfare and Human Nature -- Sexual Selection and the Psychology of Intergroup Conflict -- Evolutionary Behavioral Genetics of Violent Crime -- The Evolutionary Psychology of Sibling Conflict and Siblicide -- Aggression Grows Up: Looking Through an Evolutionary Developmental Lens to Understand the Causes and Consequences of Human Aggression -- Adaptation and Coherence: Evolutionary and Dynamical Perspectives on Human Violence -- Violence and Aggression in Women
Control code
ocn865734890
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unknown
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1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781461493143
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-9314-3
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)865734890
Label
The evolution of violence, Todd K. Shackelford, Ranald D. Hansen, editors ; foreword by Steven Pinker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Intimate Partner Violence in Evolutionary Perspective -- War Before Civilization ? 15 Years On -- Violence in Literature: An Evolutionary Perspective -- Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Welfare Law -- Warfare and Human Nature -- Sexual Selection and the Psychology of Intergroup Conflict -- Evolutionary Behavioral Genetics of Violent Crime -- The Evolutionary Psychology of Sibling Conflict and Siblicide -- Aggression Grows Up: Looking Through an Evolutionary Developmental Lens to Understand the Causes and Consequences of Human Aggression -- Adaptation and Coherence: Evolutionary and Dynamical Perspectives on Human Violence -- Violence and Aggression in Women
Control code
ocn865734890
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461493143
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-9314-3
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865734890

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