The Evolution of Mind

Fundamental Questions and Controversies


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Steven W. Gangestad,Jeffry A. Simpson
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An Introduction to The Evolution of Mind: Why We Developed This Book, Steven W. Gangestad and Jeffry A. Simpson I. Methodological Issues: The Means of Darwinian Behavioral Science Issue 1: How the Evolution of the Human Mind Might Be Reconstructed 1. Comprehensive Knowledge of Human Evolutionary History Requires Both Adaptationism and Phylogenetics, Randy Thornhill 2. Natural Psychology: The Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness and the Structure of Cognition, Edward H. Hagen and Donald Symons 3. Reconstructing the Evolution of the Mind is Depressingly Difficult, Paul W. Andrews 4. Reconstructing the Evolution of the Human Mind, Eric Alden Smith 5. How the Evolution of the Human Mind Might Be Reconstructed, Steven Mithen Issue 2: The Role of Tracking Current Evolution 6. Reproductive Success: Then and Now, Charles B. Crawford 7. On the Utility, Not the Necessity, of Tracking Current Fitness, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder 8. Why Measuring Reproductive Success in Current Populations is Valuable: Moving Forward by Going Backward, H. Kern Reeve and Paul W. Sherman Issue 3: Our Closest Ancestors 9. What Nonhuman Primates Can and Can't Teach Us about the Evolution of Mind, Craig B. Stanford 10. Who Lived in the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness?, Joan B. Silk 11. Chimpanzee and Human Intelligence: Life History, Diet, and the Mind, Jane B. Lancaster and Hillard S. Kaplan Issue 4: The Role of Examining the Costs and Benefits of Behaviors 12. Optimality Approaches and Evolutionary Psychology: A Call for Synthesis, Hillard S. Kaplan and Steven W. Gangestad 13. The Games People Play, Peter DeScioli and Robert Kurzban 14. Dynamical Evolutionary Psychology and Mathematical Modeling: Quantifying the Implications of Qualitative Biases, Douglas T. Kenrick and Jill M. Sundie II. Fundamental MetaTheoretical Issues Issue 5. The Modularity of Mind 15. Functional Specialization and the Adaptationist Program, Elsa Ermer, Leda Cosmides, and John Tooby 16. Modules in the Flesh, H. Clark Barrett Issue 6. Development as the Target of Evolution17. The Developmental Dynamics of Adaptation, Hunter Honeycutt and Robert Lickliter 18. An Alternative Evolutionary Psychology?, Kim Sterelny 19. Development as the Target of Evolution: A Computational Approach to Developmental Systems, H. Clark Barrett 20. Evolutionary Psychology and Developmental Systems Theory, Debra Lieberman 21. The Importance of Developmental Biology to Evolutionary Biology and Vice Versa, Randy Thornhill Issue 7. The Role of Group Selection 22. The Role of Group Selection in Human Psychological Evolution, David Sloan Wilson 23. Group Selection: A Tale of Two Controversies, Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson 24. On Detecting the Footprints of Multilevel Selection in Humans, Robert Kurzban and C. Athena Aktipis III. Debates Concerning Important Human Evolutionary Outcomes Issue 8. Key Changes in the Evolution of Human Psychology 25. The Hominid Entry into the Cognitive Niche, H. Clark Barrett, Leda Cosmides, and John Tooby 26. Runaway Social Selection in Human Evolution, Mark Flinn and Richard Alexander 27. Key Changes in the Evolution of Human Psychology, Steven Mithen Issue 9. Brain Evolution 28. Brain Evolution and the Human Adaptive Complex: An Ecological and Social Theory, Hillard S. Kaplan, Michael Gurven, and Jane B. Lancaster 29. Evolution of the Social Brain, Robin Dunbar 30. Brain Evolution, Geoffrey Miller 31. E Pluribus Unum: Too Many Unique Human Capacities and Too Many Theories, Barbara L. Finlay Issue 10. General Intellectual Ability 32. The Motivation to Control and the Evolution of General Intelligence, David C. Geary 33. The g-culture Coevolution, Satoshi Kanazawa 34. General Intellectual Ability, Steven Mithen Issue 11. Culture and Evolution 35. Cultural Adaptation and Maladaptation: Of Kayaks and Commissars, Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson36. The Envelope of Human Cultures and the Promise of Integrated Behavioral Sciences, Pascal Boyer 37. The Linked Red Queens of Human Cognition, Coalitions, and Culture, Mark Flinn and Kathryn Coe 38. Evolutionary Biology, Cognitive Adaptations, and Human Culture, Kim Hill 39. Representational Epidemiology: Skepticism and Gullibility, Robert Kurzban 40. Turning Garbage into Gold: Evolutionary Universals and Cross-Cultural Differences, Mark Schaller Issue 12. The Evolution of Mating between the Sexes 41. The Evolution of Human Mating Strategies: Consequences for Conflict and Cooperation, David M. Buss 42. Social Structural Origins of Sex Differences in Human Mating, Wendy Wood and Alice H. Eagly 43. The Evolution of Women's Estrus, Extended Sexuality, and Concealed Ovulation, and Their Implications for Human Sexuality Research, Randy Thornhill Whither Science of the Evolution of Mind?, Steven W. Gangestad and Jeffry A. Simpson

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