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              How Religion Evolved: And Why It Endures
                

              How Religion Evolved: And Why It Endures (Hardback)

              By Dunbar, Robin

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              When did humans develop spiritual thought? What is religion's evolutionary purpose? And in our increasingly secular world, why has it endured? Every society in the history of humanity has lived with religion. In How Religion Evolved, evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunb...ar tracks its origins back to what he terms the 'mystical stance' - the aspect of human psychology that predisposes us to believe in a transcendent world, and which makes an encounter with the spiritual possible. As he explores world religions and their many derivatives, as well as religions of experience practised by hunter-gatherer societies since time immemorial, Dunbar argues that this instinct is not a peculiar human quirk, an aberration on our otherwise efficient evolutionary journey. Rather, religion confers an advantage- it can benefit our individual health and wellbeing, but, more importantly, it fosters social bonding at large scale, helping hold fractious societies together. Dunbar suggests these dimensions might provide the basis for an overarching theory for why and how humans are religious, and so help unify the myriad strands that currently populate this field. Drawing on path-breaking research, clinical case studies and fieldwork from around the globe, as well as stories of charismatic cult leaders, mysterious sects and lost faiths, How Religion Evolved offers a fascinating and far-reaching analysis of this quintessentially human impulse - to believe.
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              ISBN 9780241431788
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Pelican books
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              Evolution: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
               

              Evolution: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Hardback)

              By Dunbar, Robin

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              Dunbar takes readers through the theory of evolution and provides readers with answers to popular questions surrounding Darwin's original theory and how it has impacted science today.

              ISBN 9780190922894
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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              Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind
               

              Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind (Hardback)

              By Gamble, Clive; Gowlett, John; Dunbar, Robin

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              A closer look at genealogy, incorporating how biological, anthropological, and technical factors can influence human lives

              ISBN 9780500051801
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2014
              Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Social Brain, Distributed Mind
               

              Social Brain, Distributed Mind (Hardback)

              Edited by Dunbar, Robin; Gamble, Clive; Gowlett, John

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              This volume explores how hominin 'brains' became recognisably human 'minds', comparing perspectives from the humanities, social, and biological sciences. New ideas associated with the social brain hypothesis and the concept of the distributed mind, allow us to envisage what might... have happened in this crucial phase leading up to modern humans.
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              ISBN 9780197264522
              Released NZ 26 Nov 2009
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Proceedings of the British Academy
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              Trouble with Science

              Trouble with Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dunbar, Robin

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              ISBN 9780674910195
              Released NZ 15 Oct 1996
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Early Human Kinship: From Sex to Social Reproduction
               

              Early Human Kinship: From Sex to Social Reproduction (Hardback)

              Edited by Allen, Nicholas J.; Callan, Hilary; Dunbar, Robin; James, Wendy

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              Gives a breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society. This title provides a set of studies offering a fresh perspective on early human history. It debates fundamental questions about early human society.

              ISBN 9781405179010
              Released NZ 6 Jun 2008
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks

              How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks (Hardback)

              By Dunbar, Robin

              Why do men talk and women gossip, and which is better for you? Why is monogamy a drain on the brain? And why should you be suspicious of someone who has more than 150 friends on Facebook? We are the product of our evolutionary history. This title deals with our everyday lives - f...rom why we joke to the depth of our religious beliefs.
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              ISBN 9780674057166
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2010
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Evolutionary Psychology
               

              Evolutionary Psychology (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Dunbar, Robin; Barrett, Louise; Lycett, John; Read by Nation, Miranda; Producer Studios, Bolinda

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              Evolutionary Psychology is a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive guide to the study of the effects of evolutionary theory on human behaviour. Written specifically for the general listener, and for entry-level students, it covers all the most important elements of this interdisc...iplinary subject, from the role of evolution in our selection of partner, to the influence of genetics on parenting. This audiobook draws widely on examples, case studies and background facts to convey a substantial amount of information, and is authored by the UK's leading experts in the field, from the only dedicated research and teaching institute.
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              ISBN 9781743104842
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Bolinda Beginner Guides
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              Alcohol and Humans: A Long and Social Affair
               

              Alcohol and Humans: A Long and Social Affair (Hardback)

              Edited by Hockings, Kimberley; Dunbar, Robin

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              Alcohol use has a long and ubiquitous history. This fascinating multi-disciplinary volume examines the broad use of alcohol in the human lineage and its wider relationship to social contexts such as feasting, sacred rituals, and social bonding.

              ISBN 9780198842460
              Released NZ 19 Dec 2019
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide

              Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide (Paperback, New title)

              By Dunbar, Robin; Lycett, John; Barrett, Louise

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              A guide to the controversial science of evolutionary psychology.

              ISBN 9781851683567
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher Oneworld Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Beginner's Guides
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