Family Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective
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ISBN-13:
9780195320510
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.09.2007
Seiten:
366
Autor:
Catherine A. Salmon
Gewicht:
680 g
Format:
236x163x28 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

PART I. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW; 1. Toward an evolutionary psychology of the family; 2. Evolution of the human family: Cooperative males, long social childhoods, smart mothers, and extended kin networks; 3. Evolutionary context of human development: The cooperative breeding model; PART II. PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS; 4. Life transitions: Becoming a parent; 5. Maternal investment; 6. Evolution of fatherhood; 7. Parent-offspring conflict; 8. Birth order; PART III: OTHER FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS; 9. Evolutionary perspectives on sibling relationships; 10. Kin detection and the development of sexual aversions: Towards an integration of theories on family sexual abuse; 11. Grandparental and extended kin relationships; PART IV. APPLICATIONS TO SPECIFIC ISSUES; 12. Violence and abuse in families: The consequences of paternal uncertainty; 13. Temperament as a Biological Mechanism for Mate Choice: A hypothesis and preliminary data; 14. Twin research: Evolutionary perspective on social relations; PART V: CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS; 15. All in the family: An evolutionary developmental perspective
In this volume, leading researchers illustrate the ways in which an evolutionary perspective can inform our understanding of family relationships. Humans have evolved specialised mechanisms for processing information and motivating behaviour to deal with the demands of being a mate, parent, sibling, child, or grandparent.