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              Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: An Integrated Framework for Understanding, Predicting, and Influencing Human Behavior
               

              Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: An Integrated Framework for Understanding, Predicting, and Influencing Human Behavior (PDF ebook)

              Edited by Wilson, David Sloan; Hayes, Steven C.

              Contextual behavioral science seeks to understand the behavior of individuals and groups in the context of their environments. Meanwhile, evolutionary science examines the effects that environmental selection pressures and heritable variation have on all species. In Evolution and... Contextual Behavioral Science, two renowned experts in these two fields argue why these schools of thought are intrinsically linked, as well as why their reintegration-or, reunification-is essential.
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              ISBN 9781626259140
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              Released NZ 1 Sep 2018
              Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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              Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: An Integrated Framework for Understanding, Predicting, and Influencing Human Behavior
               

              Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: An Integrated Framework for Understanding, Predicting, and Influencing Human Behavior (EPUB ebook)

              Edited by Wilson, David Sloan; Hayes, Steven C.

              Contextual behavioral science seeks to understand the behavior of individuals and groups in the context of their environments. Meanwhile, evolutionary science examines the effects that environmental selection pressures and heritable variation have on all species. In Evolution and... Contextual Behavioral Science, two renowned experts in these two fields argue why these schools of thought are intrinsically linked, as well as why their reintegration-or, reunification-is essential.
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              ISBN 9781626259157
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              Released NZ 1 Sep 2018
              Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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              Pathological Altruism
                

              Pathological Altruism (Hardback)

              Edited by Oakley, Barbara; Knafo, Ariel; Madhavan, Guruprasad; Wilson, David Sloan

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              Pathological Altruism is a groundbreaking new book - the first to explore the negative aspects of altruism and empathy, seemingly uniformly positive traits. In fact, pathological altruism, in the form of an unhealthy focus on others to the detriment of one's own needs, may underp...in some personality disorders.
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              ISBN 9780199738571
              Released NZ 16 Nov 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution

              This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution (Hardback)

              By Wilson, David Sloan

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              From noted evolutionary biologist and the author of Evolution for Everyone comes a paradigm-changing new look at how we can apply evolutionary theory to our social and cultural institutions. Darwin's theory of evolution provides a single theoretical framework for biology, and all... life sciences, today. But among humanities scholars, it is widely assumed that our rich cultural and behavioral development operates outside the rules of evolutionary theory. In fact, Darwin's theory has been considered taboo in the study of the social sciences in light of the inhumane theories of social Darwinism that emerged at the end of the nineteenth century. But, now, David Sloan Wilson expands on what we traditionally consider biological. Informed by decades of research and drawing on a wide range of studies that cover topics from the breeding of hens to the timing of cataract surgeries in infants to the organization of an auto plant, Wilson investigates the development and evolution of human social and cultural institutions. What emerges is an incredibly powerful argument: if we can wisely manage the evolutionary processes that function within our social and cultural institutions, we will have the power to achieve positive social and economic change that has the potential to drastically improve our institutions, our communities, and ourselves.
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              ISBN 9781101870204
              Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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              Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups
               

              Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Atkins, Paul W.; Wilson, David Sloan; Hayes, Steven C, PhD; Foreword by Ryan, Richard M.

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              Based on the work of Nobel Prize winning economist, Elinor Ostrom, Prosocial presents a groundbreaking and comprehensive program for designing effective and socially equitable groups of all sizes to create positive world change--from businesses and social justice groups to global... organizations.
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              ISBN 9781684030248
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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              Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others

              Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, David Sloan

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              Does altruism exist? Or is human nature entirely selfish? In this eloquent and accessible book, famed biologist David Sloan Wilson provides new answers to this age-old question based on the latest developments in evolutionary science. From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson argues..., altruism is inextricably linked to the functional organization of groups. Groups that work undeniably exist in nature and human society, although special conditions are required for their evolution. Humans are one of the most groupish species on earth, in some ways comparable to social insect colonies and multi-cellular organisms. The case that altruism evolves in all social species is surprisingly simple to make. Yet the implications for human society are far from obvious. Some of the most venerable criteria for defining altruism aren't worth caring much about, any more than we care much whether we are paid by cash or check. Altruism defined in terms of thoughts and feelings is notably absent from religion, even though altruism defined in terms of action is notably present. The economic case for selfishness can be decisively rejected. The quality of everyday life depends critically on people who overtly care about the welfare of others. Yet, like any other adaptation, altruism can have pathological manifestations. Wilson concludes by showing how a social theory that goes beyond altruism by focusing on group function can help to improve the human condition.
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              ISBN 9780300219883
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2016
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Foundational Questions in Science
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              Evolution for Everyone
               

              Evolution for Everyone (Hardback)

              By Wilson, David Sloan

              What is the biological reason for gossip? For laughter? For the creation of art? Why do dogs have curly tails? What can microbes tell us about morality? These and many other questions are tackled by renowned evolutionist David Sloan Wilson in this witty and groundbreaking new boo...k. With stories that entertain as much as they inform, Wilson outlines the basic principles of evolution and shows how, properly understood, they can illuminate the length and breadth of creation, from the origin of life to the nature of religion. Now everyone can move beyond the sterile debates about creationism and intelligent design to share Darwin's panoramic view of animal and human life, seamlessly connected to each other. Evolution, as Wilson explains, is not just about dinosaurs and human origins, but about why all species behave as they do--from beetles that devour their own young, to bees that function as a collective brain, to dogs that are smarter in some respects than our closest ape relatives. And basic evolutionary principles are also the foundation for humanity's capacity for symbolic thought, culture, and morality. In example after example, Wilson sheds new light on Darwin's grand theory and how it can be applied to daily life. By turns thoughtful, provocative, and daringly funny, Evolution for Everyone addresses some of the deepest philosophical and social issues of this or any age. In helping us come to a deeper understanding of human beings and our place in the world, it might also help us to improve that world.
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              ISBN 9780385340212
              Released NZ 1 May 2008
              Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
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              Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion and the Nature of Society
               

              Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion and the Nature of Society (Paperback, New edition)

              By Wilson, David Sloan

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              Until recently, evolution and religion have been considered contending, irreconcilable theories of origin and existence. David Sloan Wilson takes the radical step of joining the two, while thinking of society as an organism, one in which morality and religion are adaptations.

              ISBN 9780226901350
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2003
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              The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time

              The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time (Hardback)

              By Wilson, David Sloan

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              A top evolutionist uses his science to address the challenges of a typical American city.

              ISBN 9780316037679
              Released NZ 27 Sep 2011
              Publisher Little, Brown
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              This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution
               

              This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, David Sloan

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              It is widely understood that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution completely revolutionized the study of biology. Yet, according to David Sloan Wilson, the Darwinian revolution won't be truly complete until it is applied more broadly--to everything associated with the words human..., culture, and policy. In a series of engaging and insightful examples--from the breeding of hens to the timing of cataract surgeries to the organization of an automobile plant--Wilson shows how an evolutionary worldview provides a practical tool kit for understanding not only genetic evolution but also the fast-paced changes that are having an impact on our world and ourselves. What emerges is an incredibly empowering argument: If we can become wise managers of evolutionary processes, we can solve the problems of our age at all scales--from the efficacy of our groups to our well-being as individuals to our stewardship of the planet Earth.
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              ISBN 9781101872819
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
              Publisher Random House
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