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Rottenberg, Jonathan.

Summary: "Why are we losing the fight against depression? In this groundbreaking work, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg explains that despite advances in pharmaceutical science, progress has been hampered by our fundamental misunderstanding of depression as a psychological or chemical defect. Instead, Rottenberg introduces a surprising alternative: that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8527 ROT

Tattersall, Ian

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Summary: What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became who we are--and what we might become. "When you think of evolution, the picture that most likely comes to mind is a straight-forward progression, the iconic illustration of a primate morphing into a proud, upright human being. But in reality, random events have played...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 155.7 TAT

Greenspan, Stanley I.

Contents: Origin of symbols -- Intellectual growth and transformations of emotions during the course of life -- The early stages of emotional regulation, engagement, and signaling : nonhuman primates and the earliest hominids -- Problem-solving collaborations : chimpanzees and early humans -- Symbols, words, and ideas : Archaic H. sapiens and early moderns -- Representation and the beginning of logic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.7 GRE

Provine, Robert R.

Summary: "Robert Provine boldly goes where other scientists seldom tread--in search of hiccups, coughs, yawns, sneezes, and other lowly, undignified human behaviors. Upon investigation, these instinctive acts bear the imprint of our evolutionary origins and can be uniquely valuable tools for understanding how the human brain works and what makes us different from other species." -- Back jacket.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 152.3 PRO

Wilson, David Sloan

Summary: David Sloan Wilson, one of the world’s leading evolutionists, addresses a question that has puzzled philosophers, psychologists, and evolutionary biologists for centuries: Does altruism exist naturally among the Earth’s creatures? The key to understanding the existence of altruism, Wilson argues, is by understanding the role it plays in the social organization of groups. Groups that function...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576 WIL

Bellah, Robert Neelly

Summary: Examines the history of religion from early ancestors by using biology, cognitive science, and evolutionary psychology, and follows the expansion of religion.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200.89 BEL

Berns, Gregory.

Summary: Draws on such fields as neuoscience, economics, and evolutionary psychology to address the question of how to find a more satisfying way to live, arguing that the key to satisfaction lies in the complexity and challenge in one's life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.9 BER

Harris, Judith Rich.

Summary: Draws on principles in evolutionary psychology to explore a controversial theory about the source of human personality, challenging current scientific beliefs while examining what can be learned through studies of language, autism, and chimpanzees.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.2 HAR

McNally, Richard J.

Summary: Discusses the classification process for mental illness, examing the difficulty that practioners have of separating normal reactions to everyday stresses from true mental disorders, which involve recurring patterns of symptoms and behaviors.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 MCN

Wright, Robert

Summary: An accessible introduction to the science of evolutionary psychology and how it explains many aspects of human nature. Unlike many books on the topic, which focus on abstractions like kin selection, this book focuses on Darwinian explanations of why we are the way we are--emotionally and morally--and interweaves episodes from Darwin's own life as illuminating examples. Wright deals particularly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.5 WRI

Shatkin, Jess P.

Summary: Texting while driving. Binge-drinking. Bullying. Unprotected sex. There are plenty of reasons for parents to worry about getting a late-night call about their teen. But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific--and simply doesn't work. Acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin brings more than two decades' worth of research and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: TarcherPerigee 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 SHA

Stoknes, Per Espen

Summary: The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 STO

Summary: Dissecting the phenomenon of altruism-as well as its mirror image, the instinct of self-preservation-is perhaps best accomplished with real-world case studies. This program does so as it documents the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami. Following four independent relief workers in the hardest-hit areas of Sri Lanka, the film captures scene after scene in which the most idealistic and pragmatic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Bainbridge, David

Summary: "Anatomy professor David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and psychology to look at women's bodies in our ancestral past, our self-image-obsessed present, and our surgically enhanced future,"--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 612 BAI