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Man Is by Nature a Political Animal: Evolution, Biology, and Politics

Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott


This book brings together a diverse group of contributors to examine the ways in which evolutionary theory and biological research are increasingly informing analyses of political behavior. Focusing on the theoretical, methodological, and empirical frameworks of a variety of biological approaches to political attitudes and preferences, the authors consider a wide range of topics, including the comparative basis of political behavior, the utility of formal modeling informed by evolutionary theory, the genetic bases of attitudes and behaviors, psychophysiological methods and research, and the we ... More

Keywords: evolutionary theory, biological research, political behavior, political attitudes, formal modeling, human brain, theoretical framework, methodological framework, empirical framework

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226319094
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226319117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter K. Hatemi, editor

Rose McDermott, editor

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Peter K. Hatemi Rose McDermott

1 Evolution as a Theory For Political Behavior

Peter K. Hatemi Rose McDermott

2 Political Primates

Darby Proctor Sarah Brosnan

6 Genes, Games, and Political Participation

James H. Fowler Peter J. Loewen Jaime Settle Christopher T. Dawes

7 The Mind-Body Connection

Kevin B. Smith John R. Hibbing

8 Hormones and Politics

Rose McDermott

9 Testosterone and the Biology of Politics

Coren L. Apicella David A. Cesarini

11 Conclusion

Peter K. Hatemi Rose McDermott

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