The Evolution of Mind

Fundamental Questions and Controversies

Edited by Steven W. Gangestad and Jeffry A. Simpson

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An Introduction to The Evolution of Mind: Why WeDeveloped This Book, Steven W. Gangestad and Jeffry A. Simpson

I. Methodological Issues: The Means of Darwinian Behavioral Science

Issue 1: How the Evolution of the Human Mind Might Be Reconstructed

1. Comprehensive Knowledge of Human Evolutionary History Requires Both Adaptationism and Phylogenetics, Randy Thornhill

2. Natural Psychology: The Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness and the Structure of Cognition, Edward H. Hagen and Donald Symons

3. Reconstructing the Evolution of the Mind is Depressingly Difficult, Paul W. Andrews

4. Reconstructing the Evolution of the Human Mind, Eric Alden Smith

5. How the Evolution of the Human Mind Might Be Reconstructed, Steven Mithen

Issue 2: The Role of Tracking Current Evolution

6. Reproductive Success: Then and Now, Charles B. Crawford

7. On the Utility, Not the Necessity, of Tracking Current Fitness, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder

8. Why Measuring Reproductive Success in Current Populations is Valuable: Moving Forward by Going Backward, H. Kern Reeve and Paul W. Sherman

Issue 3: Our Closest Ancestors

9. What Nonhuman Primates Can and Can't Teach Us about the Evolution of Mind, Craig B. Stanford

10. Who Lived in the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness?, Joan B. Silk

11. Chimpanzee and Human Intelligence: Life History, Diet, and the Mind, Jane B. Lancaster and Hillard S. Kaplan

Issue 4: The Role of Examining the Costs and Benefits of Behaviors

12. Optimality Approaches and Evolutionary Psychology: A Call for Synthesis, Hillard S. Kaplan and Steven W. Gangestad

13. The Games People Play, Peter DeScioli and Robert Kurzban

14. Dynamical Evolutionary Psychology and Mathematical Modeling: Quantifying the Implications of Qualitative Biases, Douglas T. Kenrick and Jill M. Sundie

II. Fundamental MetaTheoretical Issues

Issue 5. The Modularity of Mind

15. Functional Specialization and the Adaptationist Program, Elsa Ermer, Leda Cosmides, and John Tooby

16. Modules in the Flesh, H. Clark Barrett

Issue 6. Development as the Target of Evolution17. The Developmental Dynamics of Adaptation, Hunter Honeycutt and Robert Lickliter

18. An Alternative Evolutionary Psychology?, Kim Sterelny

19. Development as the Target of Evolution: A Computational Approach to Developmental Systems, H. Clark Barrett

20. Evolutionary Psychology and Developmental Systems Theory, Debra Lieberman

21. The Importance of Developmental Biology to Evolutionary Biology and Vice Versa, Randy Thornhill

Issue 7. The Role of Group Selection

22. The Role of Group Selection in Human Psychological Evolution, David Sloan Wilson

23. Group Selection: A Tale of Two Controversies, Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson

24. On Detecting the Footprints of Multilevel Selection in Humans, Robert Kurzban and C. Athena Aktipis

III. Debates Concerning Important Human Evolutionary Outcomes

Issue 8. Key Changes in the Evolution of Human Psychology

25. The Hominid Entry into the Cognitive Niche, H. Clark Barrett, Leda Cosmides, and John Tooby

26. Runaway Social Selection in Human Evolution, Mark Flinn and Richard Alexander

27. Key Changes in the Evolution of Human Psychology, Steven Mithen

Issue 9. Brain Evolution

28. Brain Evolution and the Human Adaptive Complex: An Ecological and Social Theory, Hillard S. Kaplan, Michael Gurven, and Jane B. Lancaster

29. Evolution of the Social Brain, Robin Dunbar

30. Brain Evolution, Geoffrey Miller

31. E Pluribus Unum: Too Many Unique Human Capacities and Too Many Theories, Barbara L. Finlay

Issue 10. General Intellectual Ability

32. The Motivation to Control and the Evolution of General Intelligence, David C. Geary

33. The g-culture Coevolution, Satoshi Kanazawa

34. General Intellectual Ability, Steven Mithen

Issue 11. Culture and Evolution

35. Cultural Adaptation and Maladaptation: Of Kayaks and Commissars, Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson

36. The Envelope of Human Cultures and the Promise of Integrated Behavioral Sciences, Pascal Boyer

37. The Linked Red Queens of Human Cognition, Coalitions, and Culture, Mark Flinn and Kathryn Coe

38. Evolutionary Biology, Cognitive Adaptations, and Human Culture, Kim Hill

39. Representational Epidemiology: Skepticism and Gullibility, Robert Kurzban

40. Turning Garbage into Gold: Evolutionary Universals and Cross-Cultural Differences, Mark Schaller

Issue 12. The Evolution of Mating between the Sexes

41. The Evolution of Human Mating Strategies: Consequences for Conflict and Cooperation, David M. Buss

42. Social Structural Origins of Sex Differences in Human Mating, Wendy Wood and Alice H. Eagly

43. The Evolution of Women's Estrus, Extended Sexuality, and Concealed Ovulation, and Their Implications for Human Sexuality Research, Randy Thornhill

Whither Science of the Evolution of Mind?, Steven W. Gangestad and Jeffry A. Simpson

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