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The Biological Roots of Human Nature Forging Links between Evolution and Behavior by Timothy H. (Professor of Biology, Yale University) Goldsmith
  

The Biological Roots of Human Nature Forging Links between Evolution and Behavior

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The Biological Roots of Human Nature Forging Links between Evolution and Behavior by Timothy H. (Professor of Biology, Yale University) Goldsmith

A short, stimulating book on the relevance of biological evolution to the study of behaviour. Goldsmith argues that anyone studying the social behaviour of humans must take into consideration both proximate cause - the physiology, biochemistry, and social mechanisms of behaviour, and the ultimate cause - how the behaviour came to exist in evolutionary time. Many of the confusing and misunderstood elements of sociobiology are clearly explained for the general reader.

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The book is well-written and amasses considerable evidence in support of its thesis. ... He (Goldsmith) brings to his work not only familiarity with evolutionary theory but also his particular skills as a neurobiologist. So he is in a better than average position to make the connections between genetics, neurobiology and psychology as these affect behavior. -- New Ideas in Psychology The strength of the book is. . .the succinct way in which Goldsmith explains many of the confusing and misunderstood elements of sociobiology. --Choice An outstanding work reflecting careful synthesis and great explanatory power. A superb achievement that provides a succinct and readable overview of an extraordinarily broad and complex area. --Owen D. Jones, Professor of Law, Arizona State University The book is well-written and amasses considerable evidence in support of its thesis. ... He (Goldsmith) brings to his work not only familiarity with evolutionary theory but also his particular skills as a neurobiologist. So he is in a better than average position to make the connections between genetics, neurobiology and psychology as these affect behavior. -- New Ideas in Psychology The strength of the book is. . .the succinct way in which Goldsmith explains many of the confusing and misunderstood elements of sociobiology. --Choice An outstanding work reflecting careful synthesis and great explanatory power. A superb achievement that provides a succinct and readable overview of an extraordinarily broad and complex area. --Owen D. Jones, Professor of Law, Arizona State University The book is well-written and amasses considerable evidence in support of its thesis. ... He (Goldsmith) brings to his work not only familiarity with evolutionary theory but also his particular skills as a neurobiologist. So he is in a better than average position to make the connections between genetics, neurobiology and psychology as these affect behavior. -- New Ideas in Psychology The strength of the book is. . .the succinct way in which Goldsmith explains many of the confusing and misunderstood elements of sociobiology. --Choice An outstanding work reflecting careful synthesis and great explanatory power. A superb achievement that provides a succinct and readable overview of an extraordinarily broad and complex area. --Owen D. Jones, Professor of Law, Arizona State University The book is well-written and amasses considerable evidence in support of its thesis. ... He (Goldsmith) brings to his work not only familiarity with evolutionary theory but also his particular skills as a neurobiologist. So he is in a better than average position to make the connections between genetics, neurobiology and psychology as these affect behavior. -- New Ideas in Psychology

The strength of the book is. . .the succinct way in which Goldsmith explains many of the confusing and misunderstood elements of sociobiology. --Choice

An outstanding work reflecting careful synthesis and great explanatory power. A superb achievement that provides a succinct and readable overview of an extraordinarily broad and complex area. --Owen D. Jones, Professor of Law, Arizona State University The book is well-written and amasses considerable evidence in support of its thesis. ... He (Goldsmith) brings to his work not only familiarity with evolutionary theory but also his particular skills as a neurobiologist. So he is in a better than average position to make the connections betweengenetics, neurobiology and psychology as these affect behavior. -- New Ideas in Psychology The strength of the book is. . .the succinct way in which Goldsmith explains many of the confusing and misunderstood elements of sociobiology. --Choice An outstanding work reflecting careful synthesis and great explanatory power. A superb achievement that provides a succinct and readable overview of an extraordinarily broad and complex area. --Owen D. Jones, Professor of Law, Arizona State University


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Publication date

20th October 1994

Author

Timothy H. (Professor of Biology, Yale University) Goldsmith

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Publisher

Oxford University Press Inc

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Evolution
Sociology & anthropology
Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)

ISBN

9780195093933

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