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作者 Campbell, Anne, 1951- author
書名 A mind of her own : the evolutionary psychology of women / Anne Campbell
出版項 Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
國際標準書號 9780199609543 (pbk.)
0199609543 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HQ1206 .C253 2013    在架上    30610020434098
 民族所圖書館  HQ1206 .C253 2013    在架上    30520020792025
版本 Second edition
說明 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Previous edition: 2002
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-406) and indexes
The essential woman : biophobia and the study of sex differences -- Mothers matter most : women and parental investment -- High stakes and low risks : women and aggression -- Who does she think she is? : women and status -- Like a sister : women and friendship -- But she that filches from me my good name : women and mate competition -- A coincidence of interests : women and monogamy -- Individual differences : the unique woman -- The flexible phenotype : women and culture
"When Darwin proposed that females shape evolution by being choosy in their choice of male suitors, his Victorian contemporaries were shocked that he accorded so much importance to women. But this early view of the female role was far from revolutionary: They were simply allowed to be passive 'quality controllers' of male genes. Recent years have shown that the inert 'coy female' is a myth. For a male, a high sex drive and a taste for variety may improve his fitness. But for a female, successful reproduction goes far beyond copulation. She bears the brunt of parental investment with each child represents years of commitment from pregnancy and breast-feeding to provisioning and guarding. For her genetic lineage to survive, she must do this better than her rivals. Each of us comes from a line of winning mothers. Women are, after all, the first and default sex. It is women who bear children. A child born with a single X chromosome can survive, but not one with a single Y. In a population crash, a female-biased population will survive far better than a male-heavy one. In this book, Anne Campbell redresses the balance of evolutionary theory in favour of women. She examines how selection pressures have shaped the female mind over thousands of generations: Their emotions, friendship, competition, aggression and mate choice. She brings together data from neuroscience, endocrinology, anthropology, primatology as well as psychology to address fundamental questions about sex differences.... Why are women less aggressive than men? Were women designed for monogamy or promiscuity? What do women compete for? Why is conflict between males and females inevitable? What makes each woman unique? Have contraception and IVF subverted the process of natural selection?" -- Publisher's description
主題 Women -- Psychology
Genetic psychology
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