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The Resource The origin of mind : evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence, David C. Geary

The origin of mind : evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence, David C. Geary

Label
The origin of mind : evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence
Title
The origin of mind
Title remainder
evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence
Statement of responsibility
David C. Geary
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book sets out a comprehensive, integrated theory of why and how the human mind has developed to function as it does." "Geary proposes that human motivational, affective, behavioral, and cognitive systems have evolved to process social and ecological information (e.g., facial expressions) that covaried with survival or reproductive options during human evolution. In this view, Darwin's conceptualization of natural selection as a "struggle for existence" becomes, for us, a struggle with other human beings for control of the available resources. This struggle provides a means of integrating modular brain and cognitive systems such as language with those brain and cognitive systems that support general intelligence. To support his arguments, Geary draws on an array of recent findings in cognitive science and neuroscience as well as primatology, anthropology, and sociology." "Geary also explores a number of issues that are of interest in modern society, including how general intelligence relates to academic achievement, occupational status, and income."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geary, David C
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360.5
LC item number
.G43 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Brain
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Cognition
  • Biological Evolution
  • Brain
  • Intelligence
Label
The origin of mind : evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence, David C. Geary
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-417) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • General intelligence in modern society
  • Introduction and overview
  • Natural and sexual selection
  • Hominid evolution and the motivation to control
  • Evolution and development of brain and cognition
  • Modular domains of the human mind
  • Heuristics and controlled problem solving
  • Evolution of control-related mental models
  • Evolution of general intelligence
Control code
54906982
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xii, 459 pages
Isbn
9781591471813
Lccn
2004007707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The origin of mind : evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence, David C. Geary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-417) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • General intelligence in modern society
  • Introduction and overview
  • Natural and sexual selection
  • Hominid evolution and the motivation to control
  • Evolution and development of brain and cognition
  • Modular domains of the human mind
  • Heuristics and controlled problem solving
  • Evolution of control-related mental models
  • Evolution of general intelligence
Control code
54906982
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xii, 459 pages
Isbn
9781591471813
Lccn
2004007707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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