New Textbook by Emeritus Prof. Felix Goodson Called a "Monumental Work"
June 2, 2003
June 2, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Felix E. Goodson, emeritus professor of psychology at DePauw University, is the author of The Evolution and Function of Cognition, just published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates of Mahwah, New Jersey. Dr. Goodson recently called the textbook the work of his life, "the culmination of my best thinking, such as it is. I hope it is a major contribution, and my publishers think it will be."
Goodson "has produced a quite monumental work in a remarkably short space that defies adequate summary in the much shorter space appropriate here," writes Andy Lock, professor of psychology at Massey University in New Zealand, reviewing The Evolution and Function of Cognition in the Human Nature Review. Lock calls Dr. Goodson's work, "a 'must read' book. It well captures the kind of compelling logic that so characterises the best evolutionary theorising. It presents postulates that lay out principles for the evolution of 'behaviour' in the broadest sense... this book has the ability to stretch anyone's thinking about the fundamental issues of what cognition might be there for, and the logic of how it got elaborated."