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 real-world and practical applications of evolutionary psychology such as applications to medicine, psychiatry, law, and technology. 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: Applications to Health and Well-Being, Part 2: Applications to Law and Order, and Part 3: Applications to Technology, Communications, and the Future.

Evolutionary Psychology and Environmental Sciences

Evolutionary Psychology and Environmental Sciences

Evolutionary psychology and environmental sciences
Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque Joelson M. B. Moura Risoneide Henriques da Silva Washington S. Ferreira Júnior Taline C. Silva


An investigative program of evolutionary psychology must address the origin of human beings, as the environments that generated pressure during the evolution of early hominids form the basis for premises about the evolution of the human mind. As evidence suggests the African savanna as the most likely place for the origin of the modern human being, the savanna environment usually receives more emphasis than other environments.

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