Professor Barbara J. King, Ph.D.

Professor Barbara J. King
  • The College of William and Mary
  • University of Oklahoma
Scientific creationism, however, and even the newer doctrine of intelligent design, are fundamentally at odds with the bedrock principles of biological anthropology, and of science itself.

Dr. Barbara J. King is a biological anthropologist and Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Douglass College, Rutgers University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Professor King's research interests concern the social communication of the great apes, the closest living relatives to humans. She has studied ape and monkey behavior in Gabon, Kenya, and at the Language Research Center at Georgia State University. The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, she has published three books on anthropology, including The Information Continuum: Social Information Transfer in Monkeys, Apes, and Hominids. At William and Mary, Professor King has won four teaching awards: The William and Mary Alumni Association Teaching Award, the college's Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, the Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award, and the designation of University Professor for Teaching Excellence, 1999-2002.

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11 Courses and Sets

  1. Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective Sale

    Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective

    Barbara J. King
    3.7 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Biological anthropology is far more than studying old bones. The history of humanity and its future as provided by Professor Barbara J. King considers evolution as a vital, active force. Join this noted scholar, teacher, and researcher as she explores more than a century of scientific scholarship to examine human history from this evolutionary perspective.
  2. Roots of Human Behavior Sale

    Roots of Human Behavior

    Barbara J. King
    3.9 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
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    While human history is usually studied from the perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. In Roots of Human Behavior, anthropologist Barbara J. King uses her wealth of research experience to open a window of understanding into the legacy left by our primate past. As you look for the sources of our behavior in that of primates and our human ancestors, you explore...
  3. (Set) Theory of Evolution & Biological Anthropology Set on sale

    (Set) Theory of Evolution & Biological Anthropology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $401.00 Starting at $28.90 $454.90 $28.90$454.90
  4. (Set) Theory of Evolution/Roots of Human Behavior Set on sale

    (Set) Theory of Evolution/Roots of Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $104.90 Starting at $75.00 $179.90 $75.00$179.90
  5. (Set) Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective & Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality  Set on sale

    (Set) Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective & Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $399.90 Starting at $75.00 $509.90 $75.00$509.90
    Discover fascinating secrets about what it means to be human in this engaging two-course set. In Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective, award-winning Professor Barbara J. King delves into the story of how, why, where, and when we became human. Then, in Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition, explore the scientific province of behavioral biology—a field...
  6. (Set) Theories of Human Development/Roots of Human Behavior Set on sale

    (Set) Theories of Human Development/Roots of Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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  7. (Set) Biological Anthropology & Joy of Science Set on sale

    (Set) Biological Anthropology & Joy of Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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  8. (Set) Biological Anthropology/Roots of Human Behavior  Set on sale

    (Set) Biological Anthropology/Roots of Human Behavior

    Barbara J. King
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  9. (Set) Peoples and Cultures of the World/Biological Anthropology  Set on sale

    (Set) Peoples and Cultures of the World/Biological Anthropology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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  10. (Set) Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Experience/Theories of Human Development  Set on sale

    (Set) Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Experience/Theories of Human Development

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $399.90 Starting at $75.00 $509.90 $75.00$509.90
  11. (Set) Roots of Human Behavior/Great Ideas of Psychology: In Bundle Set

    (Set) Roots of Human Behavior/Great Ideas of Psychology: In Bundle

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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