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 Political Institutions

Evolutionary Psychology and Political Institutions

Evolutionary psychology and political institutions
Michael Latner Elissa Feld

Biology and political science have a long, symbiotic relationship in their shared focus on conflict and cooperation between organisms. Many of the major puzzles in biology and political science, from the emergence of cooperation, and the threat of parasitism and selfishness, to the dynamics of collective decision making and the evolution of morality, are interwoven in early, pre-Darwinian works. As these areas of study developed into separate professional disciplines in the early 20th century, they would part ways with considerable tension before returning to such fundamentals with the advent of modern evolutionary psychology. In this chapter, we survey the literature surrounding three major ...

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