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Product Review: Evolutionary Psychology and the Shaping of the Novel Primal:

Product Review: Evolutionary Psychology and the Shaping of the Novel Primal: Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2011. 9(2): 181-185 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Essay Evolutionary Psychology and the Shaping of the Novel Primal Robin Baker, Primal. Virgin Books: London, 2009, 384 pp., US$12.95, ISBN #978-0- 7535-1826-7 (paperback). Robin Baker, Spain. Email: rrobinbaker@msn.com (www.robin-baker.com) Stripped of everything, how would you behave in paradise? Would you put all self- interest aside to help form a moral, caring and supportive society? Would you be prepared to share food and space—even a lover—in order to reduce conflict and promote harmony? And even if you would, how would you then cope with others in your group who wouldn’t? Those who are perhaps more jealous, spiteful, possessive or aggressive than yourself? These are the dilemmas that confront a group of university students and staff in my novel, Primal. Taken on a field course to a remote and uninhabited Pacific island paradise by their Professor, Raúl Lopez-Turner, the students at first see the trip as just a fun way to earn marks towards their degrees. But then things start to go wrong and eventually they find themselves stripped of everything: privacy, clothes, medication, shelter, tools, all hope of rescue, and most of all law and accountability—everything. Almost overnight they find themselves http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Product Review: Evolutionary Psychology and the Shaping of the Novel Primal:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 9 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2011

Product Review: Evolutionary Psychology and the Shaping of the Novel Primal:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 9 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2011

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2011. 9(2): 181-185 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Essay Evolutionary Psychology and the Shaping of the Novel Primal Robin Baker, Primal. Virgin Books: London, 2009, 384 pp., US$12.95, ISBN #978-0- 7535-1826-7 (paperback). Robin Baker, Spain. Email: rrobinbaker@msn.com (www.robin-baker.com) Stripped of everything, how would you behave in paradise? Would you put all self- interest aside to help form a moral, caring and supportive society? Would you be prepared to share food and space—even a lover—in order to reduce conflict and promote harmony? And even if you would, how would you then cope with others in your group who wouldn’t? Those who are perhaps more jealous, spiteful, possessive or aggressive than yourself? These are the dilemmas that confront a group of university students and staff in my novel, Primal. Taken on a field course to a remote and uninhabited Pacific island paradise by their Professor, Raúl Lopez-Turner, the students at first see the trip as just a fun way to earn marks towards their degrees. But then things start to go wrong and eventually they find themselves stripped of everything: privacy, clothes, medication, shelter, tools, all hope of rescue, and most of all law and accountability—everything. Almost overnight they find themselves

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2011. 9(2): 181-185 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Essay Evolutionary Psychology and the Shaping of the Novel Primal Robin Baker, Primal. Virgin Books: London, 2009, 384 pp., US$12.95, ISBN #978-0- 7535-1826-7 (paperback). Robin Baker, Spain. Email: rrobinbaker@msn.com (www.robin-baker.com) Stripped of everything, how would you behave in paradise? Would you put all self- interest aside to help form a moral, caring and supportive society? Would you be prepared to share food and space—even a lover—in order to reduce conflict and promote harmony? And even if you would, how would you then cope with others in your group who wouldn’t? Those who are perhaps more jealous, spiteful, possessive or aggressive than yourself? These are the dilemmas that confront a group of university students and staff in my novel, Primal. Taken on a field course to a remote and uninhabited Pacific island paradise by their Professor, Raúl Lopez-Turner, the students at first see the trip as just a fun way to earn marks towards their degrees. But then things start to go wrong and eventually they find themselves stripped of everything: privacy, clothes, medication, shelter, tools, all hope of rescue, and most of all law and accountability—everything. Almost overnight they find themselves

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