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Readers who have an open mind will gain a new understanding of the origins and causes of murder.
As noted at length elsewhere, Buss' research and scholarship is quite sloppy in places, and short comments are difficult to make.
In this exceptional book, David Buss examines the psychological processes that lead people to commit murder.
The author asks why we murder -- why all of us are capable of murder -- and uses evolutionary psychology (EP) to explain much of the answer. For me the logic is compelling. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steve Kohn
David Buss is to EP what Richard Dawkins is to Ethology.
This book is another remainder of his devoted study to
the question of human nature from a biological point... Read more
I just checked this out from the library and I have to say, its probably the worst book about murderous psychology I have ever read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. Park
I was looking for a tale of insite and how to keep my family safe, good luck at trying to finish this book. Better to get a cookie and place it at your door. Read morePublished 14 months ago by blah
David M. Buss is an evolutionary psychologist. This is a controversial field of science that assumes that the psychology of the mind has been shaped by evolution. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Carl Robinson
This book is fantastic at providing a whole new understanding of why a human being commits murder. If you want a different theory that explains elements of the human mind along... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by rmay
The author seems to assume that because of his own murderous ideas, that everyone else is the same as himself. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by RNew
Ever since reading The Evolution of Desire I've been hooked on David Buss' material. I take from the negative reviews that David Buss' hypothesis for the evolutionary case for a... Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Nir@d