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 Warfare

Evolutionary Psychology and Warfare

Evolutionary psychology and warfare
Anthony C. Lopez


The scientific study of the evolution of human coalitional aggression has exploded over the last several decades. In four parts, I explore and integrate several of the core frameworks that have emerged to explain the human practice of inter-group violence. First, we have a better understanding of the conditions required for the evolution of adaptations for coalitional aggression. These include: the presence within a species of a unique socio-ecology that facilitates the emergence of a group-based population structure; the existence of evolved cognitive abilities that make possible the navigation of challenges associated with group living that are necessary for coalitional aggression (e.g., some forms of collective action); and the ...

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