1. THE EVOLUTION REVOLUTION
Why Evolution? Social-Science Views of Humans. Nature versus Nurture? The Place of Evolutionary Psychology. History of Evolution in the Behavioral Sciences. Uses and Misuses of Evolution. How Evolution Works. Genetic Mechanisms of Evolution
2. THE PAST: 95% OF HUMAN HISTORY
Phylogenetic Origins. Human Prehistory.
3. COURTSHIP AND REPRODUCTIVE ADAPTATIONS
Sexual Reproduction. Reproductive Adaptations. Mate Selection.
4. CHILDREN AND CHILD-REARING
Pregnancy and Childbirth. Infancy and Early Childhood. Education. Relations with Caretakers.
5. FAMILY AND SOCIETY
Family Structure. Cooperation. Social Organization.
6. ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC LIFE
Large-scale Cooperation. Status and Social Dominance. Persistent Irrationalities of Human Action.
7. LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION
The Evolution of Language. The Structure of Language. Language Development in Children. The Anatomy Of Language. Functions of Language
8. PERCEPTION, MEMORY, AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Visual Perception. Memory. Consciousness and Planning.
9. EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHIATRY
Four Classes of Mental Illness. Exaggerations of Normal Behaviors. Balances of Costs and Benefits. Illnesses That Confer Only Costs. Drug Addictions. Drugs and Mental Illness. Conclusion - The Diverse Origins of Mental Illnesses