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Beyond BiofatalismHuman Nature for an Evolving World$
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Gillian Barker

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171885

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.001.0001

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Evolutionary Psychology and Human Possibilities

Evolutionary Psychology and Human Possibilities

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(p.135) [ 9 ] Evolutionary Psychology and Human Possibilities
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Beyond Biofatalism
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Gillian Barker

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0009

Considering the full implications of developmental and behavioral plasticity interacting with human niche construction opens an avenue to a richer and more realistic kind of evolutionary psychology. It has a vital contribution to make to the discussions we must have about what kinds of social change to seek and how to go about trying to achieve them.

Keywords:   Evolutionary psychology, niche construction, phenotypic plasticity, social change, equality, social policy

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