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Evolutionary psychology books

Here is a list of books on evolutionary psychology published 2007-2010, based on a search of WorldCat.

Adaptive Origins: Evolution and Human Development by Peter LaFreniere (Hove: Psychology Press) forthcoming Aug 2010. (amazon.co.uk – Sept. 2010)

The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences by David M Buss, Patricia H Hawley (New York: Oxford University Press) forthcoming Nov 2010. (amazon.co.uk – Dec. 2010)

Evolutionary Psychology by Viren Swami (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell) forthcoming July 2010 (amazon.co.uk – June 2010)

Evolutionary Psychology (The International Library of Essays on Evolutionary Thought), ed. by Stefan Paul Linquist; Neil Levy; (Farnham: Ashgate) forthcoming Aug 2010. (amazon.co.uk – July 2010)

Evolutionary Psychology and Information Systems Research: A New Approach to Studying the Effects of Modern Technologies on Human Behavior (Integrated Series in Information Systems) ed. by Ned F Kock (New York; London: Springer) forthcoming July 2010. (amazon.co.uk – Aug 2010)

Getting Darwin Wrong: Why evolutionary psychology won’t work (Societas) by Brendan Wallace (Exeter: Imprint Academic) forthcoming Aug 2010. (amazon.co.uk – Aug 2010)

Human Morality and Sociality: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives ed. by Henrik Høgh-Olesen (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) (amazon.co.uk)

In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series) by John Teehan (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). (amazon.co.uk)

Selected: Why Some People Lead, Why Others Follow, and Why It Matters by Anjana Ahuja; Mark Van Vugt (London: Profile, 2010). forthcoming Jan 2011 (amazon.co.uk – Aug 2010)

Social Brain, Distributed Mind (Proceedings of the British Academy) by R I M Dunbar; Clive Gamble; John Gowlett (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). (amazon.co.uk)

The Solitary Self: Darwin and the Selfish Gene (Heretics) by Mary Midgley (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press) forthcoming Sept 2010. (amazon.co.uk – Acumen, Sept 2010)

Supernormal Stimuli

Supernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose by Deirdre Barrett (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010). (amazon.co.uk)

The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution by Denis Dutton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

The Biological Evolution of Religious Mind and Behavior (The Frontiers Collection) ed. by Eckart Voland; Wulf Schiefenhövel; (Dordrecht; New York: Springer, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

Essential Evolutionary Psychology by Simon Hampton (Los Angeles; London: SAGE, 2009, 2010). (amazon.co.uk)

Evolution and Genetics for Psychology by Daniel Nettle (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

Evolution, Culture, and the Human Mind ed. by Mark Schaller; et al (Hove: Psychology, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

The Evolution of Obesity by Michael L Power; Jay Schulkin (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

Evolutionary Neuroscience ed. by Jon H Kaas (Oxford ; San Diego: Academic Press ; Amsterdam; Boston: Elsevier, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

The Evolutionary Origin Of Human Behavior: How Play And Evolution Carried Us From Our Reptile Predecessors To The Storytellers We Are by Keith C M Glegg (Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc., 2009).

Foundations in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience ed. by Steven M Platek; Todd K Shackelford (Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

The Moral Brain: Essays on the Evolutionary and Neuroscientific Aspects of Morality ed. by Jan Verplaetse; et al (Dordrecht; New York: Springer, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

Philosophy after Darwin: Classic and Contemporary Readings by Michael Ruse (Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

The Rise of Homo sapiens: The Evolution of Modern Thinking by Frederick L Coolidge; Thomas Grant Wynn (Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)

The Sapient Mind: Archaeology meets neuroscience ed. by Colin Renfrew; Christopher D Frith; Lambros Malafouris (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). (amazon.co.uk)


Evolution and Human Behavior: Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature, 2nd Edition (Bradford Books) by John Cartwright (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2008). (amazon.co.uk)

Evolutionary Forensic Psychology ed. by Joshua Duntley; Todd K Shackelford (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). (amazon.co.uk)
Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction, 2nd ed. by Lance Workman; Will Reader (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008). (amazon.co.uk)

An Evolutionary Psychology of Leader-Follower Relations by Patrick McNamara; David Trumbull (New York: Nova Science Pub Inc 2008) (amazon.co.uk)

Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology, 2nd ed., ed. by Charles Crawford; Dennis Krebs (New York: Psychology Press, 2008). (amazon.co.uk)

Healing The Unhappy Caveman: Why The Human Mind Was Not Designed For Happiness And What YOU Can Do About It by Chris Wilson (Atlanta: Libertas Press, 2008).

How Sadness Survived: The Evolutionary Basis of Depression by Paul Keedwell (Oxford; New York: Radcliffe Pub., 2008). (amazon.co.uk)

Inhuman Thoughts: Philosophical Explorations of Posthumanity by Asher Seidel (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008). (amazon.co.uk)

Origins of the Social Mind: Evolutionary and Developmental Views ed. by Shoji Itakura; Kazuo Fujita (Tokyo: Springer, 2008). (amazon.co.uk)

Textbook of Evolutionary Psychiatry: The origins of psychopathology by Martin Brüne (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). (amazon.co.uk)

What is Special About the Human Brain? (Oxford Psychology) by Richard Passingham; (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008). (amazon.co.uk)


The Descent of Madness: Evolutionary Origins of Psychosis and the Social Brain by Jonathan Burns (London ; New York : Routledge, 2007).

Educating the Evolved Mind: Conceptual Foundations for an Evolutionary Educational Psychology (PB) (Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Educational Issues) ed. by Jerry S Carlson; Joel R Levin (Charlotte, N.C. : Information Age Pub., 2007)

Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered ed. by Bruce H Weber; David J Depew (Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, 2007)

The Evolution of the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition (Sydney Symposium in Social Psychology) ed. by Joseph P Forgas; Martie Gail Haselton; William von Hippel (New York : Psychology Press, 2007).

The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies ed. by Steven W Gangestad; Jeffry A Simpson (New York : Guilford Press, 2007).

Evolutionary and Neurocognitive Approaches to Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (Foundations and Frontiers of Aesthetics), ed. by Colin Martindale; Paul Locher; V M Petrov (Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub., 2007)

The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption (Marketing and Consumer Psychology Series) by Gad Saad (Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007).

Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience ed. by Steven M Platek; Julian Paul Keenan; Todd K Shackelford (Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2007)

Evolutionary Psychology as Maladapted Psychology by Robert C Richardson (Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2007)

Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind (3rd Edition) by David M Buss (Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2007). textbook

Family Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective by Catherine A Salmon; Todd K Shackelford (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007).

Mind and Its Evolution: A Dual Coding Theoretical Approach by Allan Paivio (Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2007)

Necessary Knowledge by Henry Plotkin (Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007).

Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology) ed. by R I M Dunbar; Louise Barrett (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007).

Too Clever for Our Own Good: Hidden Facets of Human Evolution by Kaoru Yamamoto (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2007)

Twist of Fate: The Moirae in Everyday Psychology by Brad M Hastings (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2007).

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire– Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We Do by Alan S Miller; Satoshi Kanazawa (New York : Penguin Group, 2007)

Why Think? The Evolution of the Rational Mind by Ronald de Sousa (Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007)

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