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Evolutionary psychology is an important and rapidly expanding area in the life, social, and behavioral sciences, and this Handbook represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference text in the field today. Chapters in this Handbook address foundational theories and methodological approaches, providing a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field. The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in all areas of psychology, and in related disciplines across the life, social, and behavioral sciences. Part 1: Foundations of Evolution; Part 2: Middle-Level Evolutionary Theories; and Part 3: Research Methods and Strategies.

Cross-Species Comparisons: When Comparing Apples to Oranges Is Fruitful
Cross-species comparisons: when comparing apples to oranges is fruitful
Jennifer Vonk Jared Edge Jacob Pappas Audrey Robeson Amity Jordan

Within psychology generally, and human evolutionary psychology specifically, the goal has been to advance understanding of human behavior and cognition. Animals are referenced primarily to the extent that differences and similarities across species can shed light on possible selection pressures giving rise to uniquely human traits, or to illuminate the shared history or lineage of a trait through evolutionary history. Sometimes the study of animals can be brought to bear on issues related to the ubiquity of ...

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