Where did we come from?

What is our connection with other life forms?

What are the mechanisms of mind that define what it means to be a human being?

Evolutionary psychology is a revolutionary new science, a true synthesis of modern principles of psychology and evolutionary biology. Since the publication of the award-winning first edition of Evolutionary Psychology, there has been an explosion of research within the field. In this book, David M. Buss examines human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, providing students with the conceptual tools needed to study evolutionary psychology and apply them to empirical research on the human mind.

This edition contains expanded coverage of cultural evolution, with a new section on culture–gene co-evolution, additional studies discussing interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals, expanded discussions of evolutionary hypotheses that have been empirically disconfirmed, and much more!

Evolutionary Psychology features a wealth of student-friendly pedagogy including critical-thinking questions and case study boxes designed to show how to apply evolutionary psychology to real-life situations. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduates studying psychology, biology and anthropology.

See "Support Material" below for new online resources, including PowerPoint slides and Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank.

part 1|63 pages

Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology

chapter Chapter 2|32 pages

The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

part 2|33 pages

Problems of Survival

chapter Chapter 3|31 pages

Combating the Hostile Forces of Nature

part 3|88 pages

Challenges of Sex and Mating

chapter Chapter 4|29 pages

Women’s Long-Term Mating Strategies

chapter Chapter 5|29 pages

Men’s Long-Term Mating Strategies

chapter Chapter 6|28 pages

Short-Term Sexual Strategies

part 4|58 pages

Challenges of Parenting and Kinship

chapter Chapter 7|29 pages

Problems of Parenting

chapter Chapter 8|27 pages

Problems of Kinship

part 5|158 pages

Problems of Group Living

chapter Chapter 9|27 pages

Cooperative Alliances

chapter Chapter 10|30 pages

Aggression and Warfare

chapter Chapter 11|31 pages

Conflict Between the Sexes

chapter Chapter 12|27 pages

Status, Prestige, and Social Dominance

chapter Chapter 13|41 pages

Toward a Unified Evolutionary Psychology