The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Religion

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Author: James R. Liddle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199397747

Category: Psychology

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The Oxford Handbook of Evolution Biology and Society

This book contains an overview of research on the interaction of biological and sociological processes.

Author: Rosemary Hopcroft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190299323

Category: Science

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Evolution, biology, and society is a catch-all phrase encompassing any scholarly work that utilizes evolutionary theory and/or biological or behavioral genetic methods in the study of the human social group, and The Oxford Handbook of Evolution, Biology, and Society contains an much needed overview of research in the area by sociologists and other social scientists. The examined topics cover a wide variety of issues, including the origins of social solidarity; religious beliefs; sex differences; gender inequality; determinants of human happiness; the nature of social stratification and inequality and its effects; identity, status, and other group processes; race, ethnicity, and race discrimination; fertility and family processes; crime and deviance; and cultural and social change. The scholars whose work is presented in this volume come from a variety of disciplines in addition to sociology, including psychology, political science, and criminology. Yet, as the essays in this volume demonstrate, the potential of theory and methods from biology for illuminating social phenomena is clear, and sociologists stand to gain from learning more about them and using them in their own work. The theory focuses on evolution by natural selection, the primary paradigm of the biological sciences, while the methods include the statistical analyses sociologists are familiar with, as well as other methods that they may not be familiar with, such as behavioral genetic methods, methods for including genetic factors in statistical analyses, gene-wide association studies, candidate gene studies, and methods for testing levels of hormones and other biochemicals in blood and saliva and including these factors in analyses. This work will be of interest to any sociologist with an interest in exploring the interaction of biological and sociological processes. As an introduction to the field it is useful for teaching upper-level or graduate students in sociology or a related social science.
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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

This is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the debate, written by the leading experts yet accessible to the general reader.

Author: Philip Clayton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199279276

Category: Philosophy

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The field of `science and religion' is exploding in popularity among both academics and the reading public. This is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the debate, written by the leading experts yet accessible to the general reader.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion

This volume offers a comprehensive and diverse survey of the study of religion.

Author: Michael Stausberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198729570

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The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religions provides a comprehensive overview of the academic study of religions. Written by an international team of leading scholars, its fifty-one chapters are divided thematically into seven sections. The first section addresses five major conceptual aspects of research on religion. Part two surveys eleven main frameworks of analysis, interpretation, and explanation of religion. Reflecting recent turns in the humanities and social sciences, part three considers eight forms of the expression of religion. Part four provides a discussion of the ways societies and religions, or religious organizations, are shaped by different forms of allocation of resources (i.e., economy). Other chapters in this section consider law, the media, nature, medicine, politics, science, sports, and tourism. Part five reviews important developments, distinctions, and arguments for each of the selected topics. The study of religion addresses religion as a historical phenomenon and part six looks at seven historical processes. Religion is studied in various ways by many disciplines, and this Handbook shows that the study of religion is an academic discipline in its own right. The disciplinary profile of this volume is reflected in part seven, which considers the history of the discipline and its relevance. Each chapter in the Handbook references at least two different religions to provide fresh and innovative perspectives on key issues in the field. This authoritative collection will advance the state of the discipline and is an invaluable reference for students and scholars.
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The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Medicine

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Medicine is a compilation of up-to-date insights into the evolutionary history of ourselves as a species, exploring how and why our evolved design may convey vulnerability to disease.

Author: Martin Brüne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192506788

Category: Medical

Page: 992

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Medicine is grounded in the natural sciences, among which biology stands out with regard to the understanding of human physiology and conditions that cause dysfunction. Ironically though, evolutionary biology is a relatively disregarded field. One reason for this omission is that evolution is deemed a slow process. Indeed, macroanatomical features of our species have changed very little in the last 300,000 years. A more detailed look, however, reveals that novel ecological contingencies, partly in relation to cultural evolution, have brought about subtle changes pertaining to metabolism and immunology, including adaptations to dietary innovations, as well as adaptations to the exposure to novel pathogens. Rapid pathogen evolution and evolution of cancer cells cause major problems for the immune system to find adequate responses. In addition, many adaptations to past ecologies have turned into risk factors for somatic disease and psychological disorder in our modern worlds (i.e. mismatch), among which epidemics of autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity, as well as several forms of cancer stand out. In addition, depression, anxiety and other psychiatric conditions add to the list. The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Medicine is a compilation of cutting edge insights into the evolutionary history of ourselves as a species, and how and why our evolved design may convey vulnerability to disease. Written in a classic textbook style emphasising physiology and pathophysiology of all major organ systems, the Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Medicine will be valuable for students as well as scholars in the fields of medicine, biology, anthropology and psychology.
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The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology Integrations

The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2, Integrations provides students and researchers with new insight into how EP draws from, and is applied in, fields as diverse as economics, anthropology, neuroscience, genetics, and ...

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118755808

Category: Psychology

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The science of evolutionary psychology, which aims to answer such questions as "Why is the mind designed the way it is?" and "How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior?" has emerged as a vibrant new discipline with groundbreaking discoveries. In this handbook leading scholars in the field discuss the foundations of the field and recent discoveries. The seminal handbook of its kind in the field, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an indispensable reference tool for every psychologist and student interested in keeping abreast of new ideas in the field.
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology

This handbook covers the history of philosophy of biology then moves on to evolutionary theory. It continues with discussions of molecular biology and ecology, and covers biology and ethics as well as biology and religion.

Author: Michael Ruse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195182057

Category: Philosophy

Page: 642

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology contains exciting new essays written to introduce the reader to one of the most vibrant areas of scholarship today. The handbook covers the history of the topic, moves through evolutionary theory, continues with discussions of molecular biology and ecology, and covers biology and ethics as well as biology and religion. There is no better way of learning about this dynamic subject than through the essays in this volume.
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The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

BURKERT, W. 1996. Creation of the Sacred: Tracks of Biology in Early Religions.
Cambridge, Mass. BUSS, D. M. ed. 2005. The Handbook of Evolutionary
Psychology. Hoboken, NJ. Chase-Dunn, C. K. and Hall, T. D. 1997. Rise and
Demise: ...

Author: George Boys-Stones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191608704

Category: History

Page: 912

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The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.
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The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans

This is the first volume to assemble the latest theoretical and empirical work on sexual conflict in humans from the leading scholars in the fields of evolutionary psychology and anthropology.

Author: Todd K. Shackelford

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195396706

Category: Medical

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Sexual conflict - what happens when the reproductive interests of males and females diverge - occurs in all sexually reproducing species, including humans. This is the first volume to assemble the latest theoretical and empirical work on sexual conflict in humans from the leading scholars in the fields of evolutionary psychology and anthropology.
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The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

This handbook is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism - understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods' - in its historical and contemporary expressions.

Author: Stephen Bullivant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199644650

Category: Philosophy

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This handbook is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism - understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods' - in its historical and contemporary expressions. It probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives and in a range of global contexts.
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The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior

The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior provides a comprehensive review of the current literature on when and why people act to benefit others.

Author: David A. Schroeder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195399813

Category: Psychology

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The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior provides a comprehensive review of the current literature on when and why people act to benefit others. It provides a comprehensive overview of the field to give both the casual reader and the neophyte to the field some perspective about fundamental questions (what, why, when, and who) relative to prosocial behavior. Taking a multi-level approach, the chapters represent the broad spectrum of this multi-faceted domain. Topics range from micro-level analyses involving evolutionary and comparative psychological factors to macro-level applications, such as reducing intergroup conflicts and ethnic genocide. Between these extremes, the contributors--all internationally recognized in their field--offer their perspectives on developmental processes that may predispose individuals to empathize with and respond to the needs of others, individual differences that seem to interact with situational demands to promote helping, and the underlying motivations of those helping others. They explain volunteerism, intragroup cooperation, and intergroup cooperation to move the analysis from the individual to group-level phenomena. They extend the consideration of this topic to include support of pro- environmental actions, means to encourage participation in medical clinical trials, and the promotion of world peace. The ways that gender, interpersonal relationships, race, and religion might affect decisions to give aid and support to others are also addressed. The final chapter offers a unique view of prosocial behavior that encourages researchers and readers to take an even broader consideration of the field to search for a prosocial consilience.
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The Oxford Handbook of History and Material Culture

... 381 evangelical religion 560 evidence material culture as 614 material things
as historical 12 meaning and 621 evolution. See also cultural evolution
constructivist 48 function and 47,51n25 history and 114 evolutionary psychology
110, 112, ...

Author: Ivan Gaskell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199341764

Category: Art

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Most historians rely principally on written sources. Yet there are other traces of the past available to historians: the material things that people have chosen, made, and used. This book examines how material culture can enhance historians' understanding of the past, both worldwide and across time. The successful use of material culture in history depends on treating material things of many kinds not as illustrations, but as primary evidence. Each kind of material thing-and there are many-requires the application of interpretive skills appropriate to it. These skills overlap with those acquired by scholars in disciplines that may abut history but are often relatively unfamiliar to historians, including anthropology, archaeology, and art history. Creative historians can adapt and apply the same skills they honed while studying more traditional text-based documents even as they borrow methods from these fields. They can think through familiar historical problems in new ways. They can also deploy material culture to discover the pasts of constituencies who have left few or no traces in written records. The authors of this volume contribute case studies arranged thematically in six sections that respectively address the relationship of history and material culture to cognition, technology, the symbolic, social distinction, and memory. They range across time and space, from Paleolithic to Punk.
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The Oxford Handbook of Theology Sexuality and Gender

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. It features sections on biblical, scientific, philosophical, historical, theological, and ethical understandings of sexuality and gender.

Author: Adrian Thatcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199664153

Category: Religion

Page: 719

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The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender presents an unrivalled overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. These topics are not merely contentious and pervasive: they have escalated in importance within theology. Theologians increasingly agree that even the very doctrine of God cannot be contemplated without a prior grappling with each. Featuring 41 newly-commissioned essays, written by some of the foremost scholars in the discipline, this authoritative collection presents and develops the latest thinking in these areas. Divided into eight thematic sections, the Handbook explores: methodological approaches; contributions from neighbouring disciplines; sexuality and gender in the Bible, and in the Christian tradition; controversies within the churches, and within four of the non-Christian faiths; and key concepts and issues. The final, extended section considers theology in relation to married people and families; gay and lesbian people; bisexual people; intersex and transgender people; disabled people; and to friends. This volume is an essential reference for students and scholars, which will also stimulate further research.
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The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century

This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the full range of philosophical writing in Britain in the nineteenth century.

Author: William J. Mander

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199594474

Category: History

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This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the full range of philosophical writing in Britain in the nineteenth century. A team of experts provide new accounts of both major and lesser-known thinkers, and explores the diverse approaches in the period to logic and metaphysics, the passions, morality, criticism, and politics.--
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Psychology and Mental Health

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology . Oxford , England : Oxford
University Press , 2007. ... Examines various factors , such as deities and faith ,
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FURTHER ...

Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 1587655578

Category: Psychology

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This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.
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Evolutionary Psychology

War before civilization . New York : Oxford University Press . ... Toward an
evolutionary psychology of religion and personality . Journal of Personality ... In
M . Clark & G . Fletcher ( Eds . ) , The Blackwell Handbook in Social Psychology ,
Vol .

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015059970189

Category: Psychology

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This revised text provides a comprehensive overview of the field of evolutionary psychology. It includes information on landmarks in human evolution, intuitive biology, women's long-term mating strategies, men's long-term mating strategies and problems of kinship.
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Interdisciplinary Essays on Darwinism in Hispanic Literature and Film

Review of Religious Research 44 ( 2003 ) : 30012 . Betzig , Laura L. Despotism
... Buss , David M. " Sex Differences in Human Mate Preferences : Evolutionary
Hypothesis ... The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology . Robin Dunbar
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Author: Jerry Hoeg

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000067178889

Category: Literary Criticism

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Darwin and his workhave influenced the entire world, so this book by experts on the Darwinian influence in the Hispanic world, as reflected in the cultural artifacts of literature, folklore, myth and film, is especially appropriate and important. It is a contribution to the fields of science and literature and Hispanic area and cultural studies.
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The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought

This Handbook is the first of its kind to bring together views from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, phenomenology, history, education, contemplative traditions, and clinical practice to explore the ubiquitous but poorly understood ...

Author: Kieran C. R. Fox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190464745

Category: Medical

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"All physicians are involved in the management of pain at some level or the other, but of the various specialties and health professions, surgeons are at the frontline of delivering perioperative pain care. Perioperative Pain Management for General and Plastic Surgery offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the surgical pain management field to help practitioners effectively plan and enhance perioperative pain control. Chapters provide guidance on solving common dilemmas facing surgeons who are managing patients with pain related problems and clinical decision-making, and explore essential topics required for the trainee and practitioner to quickly assess the patient with pain, to diagnose pain and painful conditions, determine the feasibility and safety of surgical procedure needed, and arrange for advanced pain management consults and care if needed. This text also explores the latest evolving techniques and appropriate utilization of modern equipment and technology to safely provide care. Highly accessible and written by experts in the field, Perioperative Pain Management for General and Plastic Surgery is an ideal resource for practicing surgeons, anesthesiologists, critical care personnel, residents, medical students"--Provided by publisher.
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Oxford Handbook of Happiness

This handbook will be useful to academics, practitioners, teachers, students, and all those interested in theory and research on human happiness.

Author: Susan David

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191650185

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

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In recent decades there has been a shift in focus from psychological and social problems-what might be called the "dark side" of humanity-to human well-being and flourishing. The Positive Psychology movement, along with changes in attitudes toward organisational and societal health, has generated a surge of interest in human happiness. The Oxford Handbook of Happiness is the definitive text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness. Its editors and chapter contributors are world leaders in the investigation of happiness across the fields of psychology, organizational behaviour, education, philosophy, social policy and economics. The study of happiness is at the nexus of four major scientific developments: the growing field of Positive Psychology which researches the conditions that make people flourish; advances in the biological and affective sciences which have contributed to the understanding of positive emotions; Positive Organizational Scholarship, an emerging discipline aimed at investigating and fostering excellence in organisations; and findings from economics indicating that traditional markers of economic and societal well-being are insufficient. The Oxford Handbook of Happiness offers readers a coherent, multi-disciplinary, and accessible text on the current state-of-the-art in happiness research. This volume features ten sections that focus on psychological, philosophical, evolutionary, economic and spiritual approaches to happiness; happiness in society, education, organisations and relationships; and the assessment and development of happiness. Readers will find information on psychological constructs such as resilience, flow, and emotional intelligence; theories including broaden-and-build and self-determination; and explorations of topics including collective virtuousness, psychological capital, coaching, environmental sustainability and economic growth. This handbook will be useful to academics, practitioners, teachers, students, and all those interested in theory and research on human happiness.
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The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

In D Miell , D Hargreaves , R MacDonald , eds Musical communication , 27 - 43
Oxford University Press , Oxford . ... Evolutionary Psychology Cumming N ( 2000 )
. ... Durkheim E ( 1968 ) ( 1915 ) The elementary forms of the religious life .

Author: Susan Hallam

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015078795351

Category: Psychology

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The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology is the definitive, comprehensive, and authoritative text on this burgeoning field. With contributions from over fifty experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled. It will be an essential resource for students and researchers in psychology.
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