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The Descent of Mind By Edited by Michael C. Corballis

The Descent of Mind
by Edited by Michael C. Corballis

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This text aims to show what psychologists have to say on the evolution of mind. It begins with an overview of what is known of the non-primate mind and its evolution, and then discusses the human mind at its various stages of evolution, from the pre-hominids to contemporary behaviour.
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The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution by Edited by Michael C. Corballis

To most people it seems obvious that there are major mental differences between ourselves and other species, but there is considerable debate over exactly how special our minds are, in what respects, and which were the critical evolutionary events that have shaped us. Some researchers claim language as a solely human, even defining, attribute, while others claim that only humans are truly conscious. These questions have been explored mainly by archaeologists and anthropologists until recently, but this text aims to show what psychologists have to say on the evolution of mind. The book begins with a thorough overview of what is known of the non-primate mind and its evolution. Following this, an international range of experts discuss in temporal sequence the human mind at various stages of evolution, beginning with the pre-hominids of 20 million years ago and ending with contemporary human behaviour.

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Table of Contents


1: M.C. Corballis, and S.E.G. Lea: Are Humans Special? a history of psychological perspectives; 2: S.E.G. Lea: The Background to Hominid intelligence; 3: M.C. Corballis: Phylogeny from Apes to Humans; 4: R.W. Byrne: Human Cognitive Evolution; 5: M.J. Beran, K.R. Gibson, and D.M. Rumbaugh: Predicting Hominid Intelligence from Brain Size; 6: J.E. King, D.M. Rumbaugh, and E.S. Savage Rumbaugh: Perception of Personality Traits and Semantic Learning in Evolving Hominids; 7: P.F. MacNeilage: Whatever Happened to Articulate Speech?; 8: M. Donald: Preconditions for the Evolution of Protolanguages; 9: S. Goldin-Meadow and D. McNeill: The Role of Gesture and Mimetic Representation in Making Language the Province of Speech; 10: A. Whiten: The Evolution of Deep Social Mind in Humans; 11: I.C. McManus: Handedness, Cerebral Lateralization, and the Evolution of Language; 12: T. Suddendorf: The Rise of the Metamind; 13: S. Baron-Cohen: The Evolution of a Theory of Mind; 14: D. Kelemen: Beliefs About Purpose: On the Origins of Teleological Thought; 15: P. Bloom: The Evolution of Certain Novel Human Capacities; 16: D. Thiessen: Social Influences on Human Assortative Mating; 17: A. Lock: On the Recent Origin of Symbolically-Mediated Language and its Implications for Psychological Science.

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GOR009958973
The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution by Edited by Michael C. Corballis
Edited by Michael C. Corballis
Used - Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1999-01-31
374
0198524196
9780198524199
N/A
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