Don’t Judge a Handbook by its Cover (or Title)

Don’t Judge a Handbook by its Cover (or Title) Sex Roles (2008) 58:883–885 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9412-8 BOOK REVIEW Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality. Edited by Michael Kauth, Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2006. 395 pp. $50.00 (paperback). ISBN-10: 0-7890-3508-1 Sarah E. Hill Published online: 19 March 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Evolutionary psychology seeks to synthesize fundamental ogy. In fact, much of the material presented in the principles of evolutionary biology with modern psycholog- Handbook will likely be unfamiliar to scholars in the field ical theories, leading to testable hypotheses about the who study the evolutionary psychology of human mating. design of the human mind. The success of evolutionary This is due, in large part, to a substantial portion of the psychology as a meta-theoretical framework for building Handbook being dedicated to issues relating to non- conceptually-integrated scientific models of psychological heterosexual sexual behaviors and speculations about the phenomena—especially those associated with human historical and phylogenic origins of various categories of sexuality—makes the idea of a Handbook of the Evolu- sexual behavior. Because differential reproduction via tion of Human Sexuality a prospect that is a long time in heterosexual sex is the engine that drives evolution by the coming. The Handbook of the Evolution Sex Roles Springer Journals

Don’t Judge a Handbook by its Cover (or Title)

Sex Roles , Volume 58 (12) – Mar 19, 2008

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