Will Reader's scientific contributions

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While evolutionary psychology is a fascinating science, it is also often misunderstood. In this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook, Workman and Reader assume no prior knowledge of evolution and instead carefully guide students towards a level of understanding where they can critically apply evolutionary theory to psychological explanation. The...
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The transformative wave of Darwinian insight continues to expand throughout the human sciences. While still centered on evolution-focused fields such as evolutionary psychology, ethology, and human behavioral ecology, this insight has also influenced cognitive science, neuroscience, feminist discourse, sociocultural anthropology, media studies, and...

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... В XXI в. психологи, антропологи, археологи продолжают вести исследования культурной эволюции, исследования все больше сближаются с поисками других дисциплин: генетики, этноистории, палеопсихологии, нейробиологии и работам в области демографии, экологии и др. (Strier, 2021;Workman et al., 2020). Интерес ученых к происхождению людей не ослабевает. ...
... The idea of cognitive evolution may be broadened to include two aspects -a long term aspect within the process of biological evolution and a short term aspect of adaptation in the course of developmental history of individuals and societies, where the latter makes use of and realizes the capacities inherited in the evolutionary process. Evolutionary psychology talks of dual inheritance ( [130], chapter 14) -modes of thought and cognitive traits acquired by genetic inheritance, and those acquired by cultural inheritance. Ideas, concepts, and modes of thought propagate culturally by processes that have a resemblance to the process of evolution by genetic means, though one need not read too much in this resemblance. ...