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12 July 2013

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ISBN: 9780199609543


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A mind of her own

The evolutionary psychology of women

Second Edition

Anne Campbell

  • Addresses key feminist criticisms of evolutionary theory by addressing the effects of cultural innovations such as women's empowerment, labour force participation and the impact of reproductive medicine
  • Accessible to the informed lay person and to those from disciplines outside of evolutionary biology and psychology
  • Provides a 'female-centred' view of evolution that redresses the tendency to focus on male variation in mating success while treating females as undifferentiated in terms of their reproductive success
  • Goes beyond standard evolutionary psychology to consider the role of individual differences and the co-evolution of genes and culture
  • Opening chapter argues that ideological fervour and political correctness have led social science (especially women's studies) to underestimate the role of biology
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