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The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology)


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Relationships with family are important to our emotional health and can play a significant role in our social success. We need our families and yet frequently have a great difficulty understanding them. Hundreds of books have been published with the goal of improving understanding and relationships among family and relationships; few, if any, have done so with an evolutionary approach.

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology focuses on the reasons underlying family behavior and how a greater understanding of these factors can help us to better understand our own family behaviors. Recognizing that a deeper understanding of human families can be found through an understanding of similar phenomena in other species, the volume demonstrates how an understanding of family ties can inform understanding of our relationships to non-kin.

About the Author

Catherine Salmon is Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Redlands.

Todd K. Shackelford is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Oakland University.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction

1. Towards an Evolutionary Psychology of the Family

Catherine Salmon and Todd K. Shackelford

2. Evolutionary Anthropology of the Human Family

Mark V. Flinn

3. The Evolutionary History of Pair-bonding and Parental Collaboration

Bernard Chapais

4. The Evolution of Relationships in Non-human Families

Douglas W. Mock

Part Two: Human Families

5. Parent-Child Relationships

Marco Del Giudice and Jay Belsky

6. Parent-Offspring Conflict

Catherine Salmon and James Malcolm

7. Step-parenting, Divorce, and Investment in Children

Kermyt G. Anderson

8. Adoption: Forms, Functions, and Preferences

Anthony A. Volk

9. An Evolutionary Perspective on Siblings: Rivals and Resources

Thomas V. Pollet and Ashley D. Hoben

10. Trials and Tribulations of Childhood: An Evolutionary Perspective

Virginia Periss and David F. Bjorklund

11. Family Violence: How Paternity Uncertainty Raises the Stakes

Aaron T. Goetz and Gorge A. Romero

12. Grandparents and Extended Kin

Harald A. Euler

Part Three: Animal Families

13. Kin Recognition

Peter Hepper

14. Kin Selection and Cooperative Courtship in Birds

Alan H. Krakauer and Emily H. DuVal

15. Primate Kin Preferences: Explaining Diversity

Carol M. Berman

Part Four: Fictive Families

16. Pet Keeping: A Case Study in Maladaptive Behavior

John Archer

17. Pets in the Family: An Evolutionary Perspective

James A. Serpell and Elizabeth S. Paul

18. Fictive Kinship and Induced Altruism

Hector N. Qirko

19. Passion and Compassion: Psychology of Kin Relations within and beyond the Family

Justin H. Park and Joshua M. Ackerman

20. Cooperation and Conflict in the Light of Kin Recognition Systems

Daniel Brian Krupp, Lisa M. DeBruine, and Benedict C. Jones

Part Five: Conclusions and Future Directions

21. Reflections on the Human Family

David C. Geary, Drew H. Bailey, and Jonathan Oxford

22. Between Conflict and Cooperation: New Horizons in the Evolutionary Science of the Human Family

Gregory Gorelik, Todd K. Shackelford, and Catherine Salmon

Product Details

Salmon, Catherine A.
Oxford University Press, USA
Shackelford, Todd K.
null, Todd K.
null, Catherine
Salmon, Catherine
Psychology, Social.
Child Care and Parenting-General
Oxford Library of Psychology
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7.2 x 10 x 1.3 in 2 lb

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