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Cosmides, Leda

Overview
Works: 29 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 2,336 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Leda Cosmides
The Adapted mind : evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture by Jerome H Barkow( )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although researchers have long been aware that the species-typical architecture of the human mind is the product of our evolutionary history, it has only been in the last three decades that advances in such fields as evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology, and paleoanthropology have made the fact of our evolution illuminating. Converging findings from a variety of disciplines are leading to the emergence of a fundamentally new view of the human mind, and with it a new framework for the behavioral and social sciences. First, with the advent of the cognitive revolution, human nature can finally be defined precisely as the set of universal, species-typical information-processing programs that operate beneath the surface of expressed cultural variability. Second, this collection of cognitive programs evolved in the Pleistocene to solve the adaptive problems regularly faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors - problems such as mate selection, language acquisition, co-operation, and sexual infidelity. Consequently, the traditional view of the mind as a general-purpose computer, tabula rasa, or passive recipient of culture is being replaced by the view that the mind resembles an intricate network of functionally specialized computers, each of which imposes contentful structure on human mental organization and culture. The Adapted Mind explores this new approach - evolutionary psychology - and its implications for a new view of culture
Leda Cosmides defines kin detection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Leda Cosmides defines kin detection as a function of evolutionary cues that allow you to detect who your closest biological relatives are, allowing a biological altruism towards kin
Leda Cosmides defines adaptionism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Leda Cosmides defines adaptionism as a function designed by natural selection. A biological example is how the hemoglobin in our blood carries oxygen to our tissues. Adaptation also shows up in psychology
Leda Cosmides defines coalitional detection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Leda Cosmides defines coalition detection as recognizing the existence of a cooperative group of people. She indicates that the human tendency to identify others by race is related to coalition detection
Leda Cosmides discusses evolutionary psychology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Leda Cosmides discusses the discipline of evolutionary psychology. She explains what evolutionary psychology is and elaborates about her role in research and teaching in this field
Deduction or Darwinian algorithms : an explanation of the "elusive" content effect on the Wason selection task by Leda Cosmides( )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leda Cosmides defines evolutionary game theory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Leda Cosmides describes evolutionary game theory as a way of analyzing strategic social interactions and determining what's best for you to do and what someone else is going to do
Leda Cosmides defines computational model of the mind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Leda Cosmides defines the computational model of the mind as thinking of the brain as an information processing system
From evolution to adaptations to behavior toward an integrated evolutionary psychology by Leda Cosmides( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are humans good intuitive statisticians after all? : rethinking some conclusions from the literature on judgement under uncertainty by Leda Cosmides( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is evolutionary psychology? : explaining the new science of the mind by Leda Cosmides( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary psychology : an introduction by Leda Cosmides( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping the mind : domain specificity in cognition and culture( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the nature of human thought? A long dominant view holds that the mind is a general problem-solving device that approaches all questions in much the same way. Chomsky's theory of language, which revolutionised linguistics, challenged this claim, contending that children are primed to acquire some skills, like language, in a manner largely independent of their ability to solve other sorts of apparently similar mental problems. In recent years researchers in anthropology, psychology, linguistic and neuroscience have examined whether other mental skills are similarly independent. Many have concluded that much of human thought is 'domain-specific'. Thus, the mind is better viewed as a collection of cognitive abilities specialised to handle specific tasks than a general problem solver. This volume introduces a general audience to a domain-specificity perspective, by compiling a collection of essays exploring how several of these cognitive abilities are organised
Mindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mind by Simon Baron-Cohen( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mindblindness, Simon Baron-Cohen presents a model of the evolution and development of "mindreading." He argues that we mindread all the time, effortlessly, automatically, and mostly unconsciously. It is the natural way in which we interpret, predict, and participate in social behavior and communication. We ascribe mental states to people: states such as thoughts desires, knowledge, and intentions. Building on many years of research, Baron-Cohen concludes that children with autism suffer from "mindblindness" as a result of a selective impairment in mindreading. For these children the world is essentially devoid of mental things. Baron-Cohen develops a theory that draws on data from comparative psychology, from developmental psychology, and from neuropsychology. He argues that specific neurocognitive mechanisms have evolved that allow us to mindread, to make sense of actions, to interpret gazes as meaningful, and to decode "the language of the eyes."
Double helix : the DNA years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In spite of the triumph of the discovery of the structure of DNA, the study of genetics was still discredited by the horrors of Nazi eugenics. In retreat from this, political and scientific opinion favoured environment over genes as the human formative influence, but it was impossible to suppress interest in this branch of science. The biologist Edward O. Wilson studied the results of the kibbutz movement in the newly declared state of Israel. Here, children were raised collectively rather than in families and Wilson, interested in gender roles, observed that only women abandoned their work to care for children and that no marriages occurred between children raised together on a kibbutz, even though they were in no way related. He suggested this was evidence of a genetic drive to avoid incest. His findings drew protest at a time when gender roles were being questioned and revived the issue of how far humans can choose to be what they are
To punish or repair? : evolutionary psychology and lay intuitions about modern criminal justice by Michael Bang Petersen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evolutionary psychology and conceptual integration by Leda Cosmides( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The psychological foundations of culture by John Tooby( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Better than rational : evolutionary psychology and the invisible hand by Leda Cosmides( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The human anger face evolved to enhance cues of strength by Aaron Sell( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Adapted mind : evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture
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Evolutionary psychology : an introductionMapping the mind : domain specificity in cognition and cultureMindblindness : an essay on autism and theory of mind
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Kosmidė Leda

Leda Cosmides Amerikaans pyschologe

Leda Cosmides psychologue américaine

Leda Cosmides US-amerikanische Psychologin

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勒達·科斯米德斯

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