By Alexandra Maryanski, Richard Machalek, Jonathan H. Turner

Handbook on Evolution and Society brings jointly unique chapters by means of renowned students who've been instrumental within the revival of evolutionary theorizing and study within the social sciences over the past twenty-five years. formerly unpublished essays supply up to date, serious surveys of modern learn and key debates. The members speak about early demanding situations posed through sociobiology, the increase of evolutionary psychology, the extra conflicted reaction of evolutionary sociology to sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Chapters deal with the appliance and boundaries of Darwinian rules within the social sciences. admired authors come from a number of disciplines in ecology, biology, primatology, psychology, sociology, and the arts. the main complete source to be had, this very important assortment demonstrates to students and scholars the hot ways that evolutionary ways, eventually derived from biology, are influencing the various social sciences and arts.

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Accordingly, can social scientists reconstruct the characteristics of those groups, characteristics that could have acted as selection forces that, in turn, favored evolved mental adaptations for coping with those forces? Cosmides and Tooby (1992) on the one hand, and Turner (2000, 2015) and Turner and Maryanski (2008) on the other have taken explanatory steps in precisely that direction. Specifically, in that reciprocity is a universal feature of small-scale foraging groups, if not all human groups, the threat of non-­reciprocity (cheating, or defection in game-­t heoretic terms) has long posed an adaptive threat to humans and their ancestors.

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