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Author Barrett, Deirdre

Title Supernormal stimuli : how primal urges overran their evolutionary purpose / Deirdre Barrett

Publ Info New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2010]
2010
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  BF698.95 .B36 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  BF698.95 B36 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-198) and index
Contents What are supernormal stimuli? -- Making the ordinary seem strange -- Sex for dummies -- Too cute -- Foraging in food courts -- Defending home, hearth, and hedge fund -- Vicarious social settings from Shakespeare to Survivor -- Intellectual pursuits as supernormal stimuli -- Conclusion: Get off the plaster egg
LC subject Evolutionary psychology
Behavior evolution
Mesh Subject Biological Evolution
Psychology
Behavior
ISBN 9780393068481 (hbk.)
039306848X (hbk.)