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Tooby, John

Overview
Works: 23 works in 49 publications in 3 languages and 2,287 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Recipient
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Most widely held works by John Tooby
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
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

From evolution to adaptations to behavior toward an integrated evolutionary psychology by Leda Cosmides( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 3 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
Are humans good intuitive statisticians after all? : rethinking some conclusions from the literature on judgement under uncertainty by Leda Cosmides( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Introduced by science historian Evelyn Fox Keller, the film begins with a clip from 'The Cambridge Story' (1953?), showing Francis Crick and James Watson, two of the scientists responsible for the discovery of the structure of DNA. The film continues with many other archive clips which include Maurice Wilkins explaining his difficulties in working with Rosalind Franklin and, in another clip, demonstrating x-ray crystallography. These are linked by a voice-over narrative and comments from scientists Richard Dawkins, Lewis Wolpert, Steve Jones, Psychologist Stephen Pinker and neurobiologist Kenan Malik. The programme then traces the change in ideas about genetic superiority that was brought about by the work of anthropologist Margaret Meade. While greater understanding of DNA increased comprehension of what it is to be human, her fieldwork in Samoa and Papua New Guinea promoted the idea that humanity was capable of many varieties of culture, equally valid. The importance attached to a biological past gave way to acceptance of the importance of nurture and the appreciation of human possibility
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

Evolutionary psychology and the emotions by Leda Cosmides( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The analysis of adaptive problems that arose ancestrally has led evolutionary psychologists to apply the concepts and methods of the cognitive sciences to ... topics that are relevant to the study of emotion, such as the cognitive processes that govern cooperation, sexual attraction, jealousy, aggression, parental love, friendship, romantic love, the aesthetics of landscape preferences, coalitional aggression, incest avoidance, disgust, predator avoidance, kinship, and family relations. Indeed, a rich theory of the emotions naturally emerges out of the core principles of evolutionary psychology." The authors propose to "(1) briefly state what we think emotions are and what adaptive problem they were designed to solve; (2) explain the evolutionary and cognitive principles that led us to this view; and (3) using this background, explicate in a more detailed way the design of emotion programs and the states they create"--Introduction
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

Keeping the benefits of group cooperation : domain-specific responses to distinct causes of social exclusion by Theresa E Robertson( )

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

Regulatory adaptations for delivering information : the case of confession by Daniel Sznycer( )

1 edition published in 2015 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

al-ʻAqlānīyah wa-al-iqtiṣād by Kenneth J Arrow( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cognitive adaptations for social exchange by Leda Cosmides( )

1 edition published in 1992 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

The psychological foundations of culture by John Tooby( Book )

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

Introduction to evolutionary psychology by Leda Cosmides( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined 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

 
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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 mindIntroduction to evolutionary psychology
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