How did the mind evolve? Why can’t children under three tell lies? How is the mind a computer? Pulling together insights and data from fields as diverse as evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology and archeology, evolutionary psychologists are beginning to piece together the first truly scientific account of human nature. How has the human mind evolved from that of our ancestors? If our minds are built by selfish genes, why are we so cooperative? Can the differences between male and female psychology be explained in evolutionary terms? Evolutionary psychology offers a new way to answer these – and many more – fundamental questions. Dylan Evans and Oscar Zarate present a unique, compelling survey of this still-developing discipline, and a fascinating view of the history of the mind.