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 Communication

Evolutionary Psychology and Communication

Evolutionary psychology and communication
Ned Kock


Electronic collaboration (e-collaboration) is collaboration using electronic technologies among different individuals to accomplish a common task. This is a broad definition that encompasses not only computer-mediated collaborative work, but also collaborative work that is supported by other types of technologies that do not fit most people's definition of a ‘computer’. One example of such technologies is the telephone, which is not, strictly speaking, a computer. Another example of technology that may enable e-collaboration is the teleconferencing suite, whose main components are cameras, televisions, and telecommunications devices.

One phenomenon that has often puzzled computer science and information-systems researchers over the years, particularly researchers interested in e-collaboration issues, is the high importance of having ...

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