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  1. Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind (3rd Edition) by David Buss, 2007-07-01
  2. Introducing Evolutionary Psychology, 2nd Edition by Dylan Evans, 2006-01-25
  3. Evolutionary Psychology, Second Edition by Steven J. C. Gaulin, Donald H. McBurney, 2003-07-25
  4. Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) by Robin Dunbar, 2005-05-25
  5. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology
  6. Human Evolutionary Psychology by Louise Barrett, Robin Dunbar, et all 2002-01-28
  7. Evolutionary Psychology as Maladapted Psychology (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology) by Robert C. Richardson, 2007-11-30
  8. Psychology: An Evolutionary Approach by Steven J.C. Gaulin, Donald McBurney, 2000-05-23
  9. Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology)
  10. The Debated Mind: Evolutionary Psychology versus Ethnography
  11. Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction by Lance Workman, Will Reader, 2004-06-21
  12. Origins of Human Nature: Evolutionary Developmental Psychology by David F. Bjorklund, Anthony D. Pellegrini, 2001-12-15
  13. Neo-liberal Genetics: The Myths and Moral Tales of Evolutionary Psychology by Susan McKinnon, 2006-02-01
  14. Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience

1. Evolutionary Psychology FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about evolutionary psychology.
The Evolutionary Psychology FAQ
Last updated February 23, 2004.
This FAQ is written and maintained by Edward Hagen , formerly of the Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, and now at the Institute for Theoretical Biology in Berlin. The FAQ assumes a basic knowledge of genes and natural selection. Its purpose is to outline the foundations of evolutionary psychology. These foundations are extremely robust (though not beyond criticism). The status of specific hypotheses (e.g., mate selection preferences, cheater detection modules) is more debatable, and will not be discussed in detail here. In addition, I address many of the common misconceptions about evolutionary psychology. This FAQ draws upon the work of many individuals. Comments and criticisms regarding it are welcome: . A Russian translation of this FAQ is also available. Frequently asked questions:
  • What is evolutionary psychology? What is the EEA and why is it important? (general answer) What is the EEA? (detailed answer) Isn't it true that we can't know what happened in the distant past, so the EEA concept is useless? ...
  • Click here for the entire FAQ on one page If you are interested in what I'm working on, here are some links: Evolutionary approaches to depression: Other stuff:

    2. Evolutionary Psychology Primer By Leda Cosmides And John Tooby
    The goal of research in evolutionary psychology is to discover and understand the design of the human mind. evolutionary psychology is an approach to psychology, in which

    3. Great Ideas In Personality--Evolutionary Psychology
    Includes links to research papers, web sites, and other reference sources.
    Evolutionary Psychology
    Table of Contents
      Adaptationist Program
      Inclusive Fitness

      Wilson's Ladder

      Evolutionary psychology is an evolutionary approach to human nature. Attachment Theory is also grounded in certain evolutionary ideas, and Behavior Genetics is a field concerned with that all-important evolutionary mechanism, the gene.
      Evolutionary Psychology and Sociobiology
      One author summed up the basic idea of evolutionary psychology this way: "A person is only a gene's way of making another gene" (Konner, 1985, p. 48). Sociobiology (of which evolutionary psychology is a subfield that particularly concerns humans) can be thought of as having, like any research program , a "hard core" of problem solving strategies that provide possible answers to vexing research questions, and a "protective belt" of promising research questions to be addressed by providing actual answers to these questions. The protective belt structures our ignorance by identifying research questions that must be addressed if the research program is to advance. Whereas the actual answers that arise from the protective belt may be wrong, the hard core (by methodological fiat) is never wrongany potential negative evidence is to be blamed on faulty auxiliary assumptions rather than on the theory itself. Sociobiology can be thought of as a special case of the adaptationist program , which assumes that all phenotypic features (or characters) of contemporary organisms result from the fact that these features allowed the organisms' predecessors to produce more offspring in a prehistoric environment (Lewontin, 1979). "Narrow sociobiology" is defined as the study of evolution and of function, and chiefly applies to non-human animals in which cultural transmission is not an important variable intervening between possible and actual explanations (Kitcher, 1988). The hard core of narrow sociobiology includes the following laws or problem solving strategies, the basics of evolutionary theory:

    4. Evolutionary Psychology For The Common Person
    The best place to begin is this PBS website. Excellent. The evolutionary psychology Frequently Asked Questions website. Written by Edward Hagen, Dept.
    Evolutionary Psychology for the Common Person Special: Evolution's Voyage is proud to present Ms. Vandermassen and her paper: Sexual Selection: A Tale of Male Bias and Feminist Denial
    What is Evolutionary Psychology?
    What is Evolutionary Feminism?
    What is Evolution's Voyage?

    Assumptions about EP to help guide you.
    Retail Section

    Helpful or Interesting Links

    Not much at this website about evolutionary psychology, but before you learn EP, you must understand evolution. The best place to begin is this PBS website. Excellent.
    The Evolutionary Psychology
    Frequently Asked Questions website.
    Written by Edward Hagen, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Calif, Santa Barbara. Although written in stuffy academic language this is an excellent website that leads a student in a lineal sequence explaining this exciting new perspective in understanding human behavior. Study Guides and Strategies An excellent web site devoted to one subject: how to study and prepare for tests. Several languages available making this a potential planet gathering place. The Center for Evolutionary Psychology (Places to study EP on left side) 4000 Years of Women in Science Here's the skinny: only Chimpanzees and humans form alliances to wage violence against their fellow species. Only the males of both species engage in violent organized violence. Learn about women, support them, and elevate their policy making roles if you want justice and peace.

    5. Center For Evolutionary Psychology
    WHAT IS evolutionary psychology? What is CEP? evolutionary psychology primer. Interview with Leda Cosmides on evolutionary psychology.

    6. Evolutionary Psychology
    EVOLUTION DIALOGUE. evolutionary psychology Challenges the Current Social Sciences. J. Raymond Zimmer* 3347 W. 66th Place. Chicago, IL 60629 evolutionary psychology is a new multidisciplinary field which promises to irrevocably This article introduces evolutionary psychology, explains how it challenges current social
    EVOLUTION DIALOGUE Evolutionary Psychology Challenges the Current Social Sciences J. Raymond Zimmer
    3347 W. 66 th Place
    Chicago, IL 60629 Evolutionary psychology is a new multidisciplinary field which promises to irrevocably change the traditional social sciences. This article introduces evolutionary psychology, explains how it challenges current social science, then discusses the opportunities it presents for Christian apologetics. To show that evolutionary psychology theories may be complementary, rather than antagonistic, to Christian views, a hypothesis within the Darwinian paradigm is proposed to explain the evolution of human awareness of supernature. Human awareness of supernature may be founded on the logical relationship between evolutionarily recent psychological adaptations in response to novel hominid social arrangements and more ancient mammalian psychologies. The hypothesis, though based on naturalism, paradoxically eclipses atheistic natural philosophy. Awareness of something beyond nature may be integral to human survival. Once again, there is much ado about Darwinism in the popular press

    7. What Is Evolutionary Psycholgy?
    ®. ©. What is evolutionary psychology? Simply put evolutionary psychology is the combination of two sciences evolutionary biology and cognitive psychology.
    What is Evolutionary Psychology? Simply put: Evolutionary psychology is the combination of two sciences evolutionary biology and cognitive psychology. Introducing Evolutionary Psychology Another explanation:
    Evolutionary psychology is the approach of explaining human behavior based on the combination of evolutionary biology, anthropology, cognitive science, and the neurosciences. Evolutionary psychology is not a specific sub field of psychology, such as the study of vision, reasoning, or social behavior. It is a way of thinking about psychology that can be applied to any topic within it. "Evolutionary Psychology and the Emotions," by Leda Cosmides & John Tooby, from the new book, Handbook of Emotions, 2nd Edition M. Lewis, J.M. Haviland-Jones, Editors, NY, Guilford, 2000. Another explanation:
    Evolutionary psychology is the science that seeks to explain through universal mechanisms of behavior why humans act the way they do (See, Assumptions About EP to Help Guide You) . Evolutionary psychology seeks to reconstruct problems that our ancestors faced in their primitive environments, and the problem-solving mechanisms they created to meet those particular challenges. From these reconstructed problem-solving adaptations, the science then attempts to establish the common roots of our ancestral behavior, and how those common behavioral roots are manifested today in the widely scattered cultures of the planet. The goal is to understand human behavior that is universally aimed at the passing of one's genes into the next generation.

    8. Evolutionary Psychology
    The Rise of evolutionary psychology. evolutionary psychology is a created it . Principles of evolutionary psychology. Cosmides and

    9. Anthro.Net: Evolutionary Psychology
    evolutionary psychology. This site contains links and references for evolutionary psychology. Recommended Reading The Biology and Psychology of Moral Agency by William A. Rottschaefer 1998
    Evolutionary Psychology This site contains links and references for Evolutionary Psychology. Recommended Reading: The Biology and Psychology of Moral Agency by William A. Rottschaefer 1998 Biopoetics: Evolutionary Explorations in the Arts Evolution in Mind: An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology by Henry Plotkin 1998 by Denys Decatanzaro 1998 Darwin's Bass: The Evolutionary Psychology of Fishing Man by Paul G. Quinnett 1998 Evolutionary Principles of Human Adolescence by Glenn Weisfeld 1998 The Maladapted Mind: Classic Readings in Evolutionary Psychopathology by Simon Baron-Cohen (Editor) 1997 Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology Links: The Center for Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara: The center's official homepage. European Sociobiological Society Evolution and Science News Reports Places to Study Evolutionary Psychology: Links to graduate programs in evolutionary psychology. SFU Evolutionary Psychology Research Group: homepage of a research group located at Simon Fraser University. Contains an online description of the theoretical orientation, goals and objectives of evolutionary psychology.

    10. Ethology And Evolutionary Psychology
    Curato dall'etologo Prof. Camperio Ciani, contiene la propria biografia, progetti e ricerche in corso, pubblicazioni, materiali e novit  per il corso di Etologia presso la Facolt  di Psicologia dell'Universit  di Padova. In italiano e inglese.

    11. The SFU Evolutionary Psychology Research Group Home Page
    Located in the Psychology department. Includes definition, current research projects, laboratory members, lecture series and photos of members.
    Welcome to
    The SFU Evolutionary Psychology Research Group Home Page
    We are located in the Psychology Department at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
    What is Evolutionary Psychology?
    Current Research Projects and Interests:
  • Integrating the modern synthetic theory of evolution into psychology The evolutionary significance of human psychopathologies (including anorexia) Cognitive biases and strategies involved in social exchange The impact of sex and birth order on familial and reciprocal relationships Evolutionary basis of morality Evolved mechanisms for judgements and decision making under uncertainty
  • Lab Members:
    Here are some photos of group members , past, and present.
    Abstracts from Conferences Presentations by Lab Members
    Interesting Evolutionary Web Sites

    For information on the Evolutionary Psychology Group at SFU, please contact Charles Crawford Our mailing address is: Department of Psychology
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive Burnaby, British Columbia

    12. Behavior OnLine: Evolutionary Psychology
    Behavior OnLine hosts a forum on evolutionary psychology. ALL IN THE FAMILY evolutionary psychology, SOCIOBIOLOGY, AND CLINICAL PHENOMENA. James Brody, Ph.D.
      Behavior OnLine hosts a forum on Evolutionary Psychology. What follows is an introduction to the topic to orient our participants. You are welcome to join the discussion Behavior OnLine Home Page Behavior OnLine Forums
      James Brody, Ph.D. Adapted Mind , (Oxford, 1992) rests on assumptions that:
    • the human mind is a mosaic of "information processing systems" that are extraordinarily efficient in handling specific kinds of stimuli and responses to them,
    • human evolution has been generally static since the Pleistocene,
    • these systems are "content specific" and generate many invariant aspects of human culture. There are problems and benefits with this view. EP would appear to share the same circular morass of the Instinct Crowd from decades ago. ("Why do we eat cheese?" "It's instinctive." "How do we know it's instinctive?" "Because so many of us do it.") There are two escapes: (1) EP will use hunter-gatherer hypotheses to generate predictions about unstudied, subtle aspects of human performance in cognitive and social tasks. (2) It also tries to weaken the circularity issue by specifying physiological systems that solve an adaptive problem. Rather than assuming the independent evolution of a dozen components that just happen to work well together, EP asks "What adaptive problem is solved? What physiological resources would be needed to solve it? Is it possible that visual and motor systems work so well because their interplay led to fuller bellies at some point long ago?"

    13. Evolutionary Psychology
    evolutionary psychology. This paper addresses a fundamental limitation in most attempts to apply the findings of evolutionary psychology to the human condition.
    Evolutionary Psychology This paper addresses a fundamental limitation in most attempts to apply the findings of evolutionary psychology to the human condition. Most attempts focus on how our biological past constrains and limits our behavioural options (including our cognitive abilities). They generally fail to look at whether these constraints can be overcome in our future evolution. To date, evolutionary psychology has not satisfactorily addressed a key question: are we beings forever constrained by our biological past, or can we acquire new psychological software that will enable us to become self-evolving organisms - beings that are able to adapt in whatever ways are necessary for future evolutionary success, largely unfettered by our biological and social past? This paper is directed squarely at addressing this issue. The answer to this issue is highly relevant to the nature/nurture debate. This debate will eventually dissolve to the extent that humans are capable of acquiring psychological skills that enable them to modify and overcome their genetic and cultural predispositions. To the extent that individuals acquire and apply these skills, neither nature nor nurture will control their behaviour and cognition.
    In my view, a comprehensive approach to psychological evolution will not be restricted to examining only our biological past. It cannot ignore the fact that we are evolutionary work-in-progress. It must also look at our present and future psychological evolution. Only when it does so will evolutionary psychology fully qualify as scientific by being predictive in the widest sense.

    14. Evolutionary Psychology
    Notebooks evolutionary psychology. Recommended The evolutionary psychology section of CogPrints; Daniel Dennett, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea Review by Danny Yee;
    Evolutionary psychology
    26 Feb 2004 22:52
    And men will walk on Mars
    But we will still be monkeys
    Down deep inside Darwin machine, but I think all the advocates of the latter support evolutionary psychology as well. It should be obvious that, if we have inherited a tendency or bias towards Q Q, and everyone accepts this without question when it comes to logic and reasoning. Certain popularizers (e.g. Gazzaniga, and especially Wright) forget this when it comes to things like the relations between the sexes: predictable, but depressing nonetheless. (Finding an evolutionary explanation for this bias is left as an exercise for the student.) Fortunately Sarah Blaffer Hrdy is an excellent corrective to this. See also: Adaptation Archaeology Noam Chomsky Cognitive Science ... Universal Images and Cultural Universals
    • The Evolutionary Psychology section of CogPrints
    • Daniel Dennett, Review by Danny Yee
    • Reuven Dukas (ed.), Cognitive Ecology: The Evolutionary Ecology of Information Processing and Decision Making
    • Barbara Ehrenreich
      • Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War [review in process]
      • (with Janet McIntosh)
    • Robert H. Frank

    15. Evolutionary Psychology [Editor Ian Pitchford B.Sc (Open), B.Sc (Hons), MA, PhD,
    evolutionary psychology aims to foster communication between experimental and theoretical work, on the one hand, and historical, conceptual and
    Designed and built by Sarah Lee and Bj¶rn Brembs Evolutionary Psychology An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior ISSN 1474-7049 Evolutionary Psychology is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that aims to foster communication between experimental and theoretical work on the one hand and historical, conceptual and interdisciplinary writings across the whole range of the biological and human sciences on the other. We also wish to encourage reflective and exploratory contributions and essay reviews on books that merit extensive treatment. Manuscripts for consideration should be submitted in rich text format (RTF) to the Editor, Dr. Ian Pitchford, at

    16. Evolutionary Psychology: An Elegant Solution
    evolutionary psychology is a relatively new approach that treats the human mind as a product of evolution. According to EP, the

    17. University Of New England NEI - Conference
    Call for papers and registration details for 2nd Annual Conference of the New England Institute for Cognitive Science and evolutionary psychology (NEI). Portland, Maine, August 1213, 2003.
    The New England Institute Academic Programs Admissions Tours Libraries ... New England Institute Home
    2nd Annual Conference
    Religion, Cognitive Science, and Evolutionary Psychology
    August 12-13, 2003
    Eastland Park Hotel, Portland
    At least since the great psychologist and philosopher William James, the issue of religious experience has been the subject of scientific investigation.
    The conference will apply empirical and theoretical findings from cognitive science and evolutionary psychology, including neuroscience, philosophy, and anthropology to explore the nature of religion and the religious experience from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and methodologies.
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    18. Evolutionary Psychology Roots
    The Roots of evolutionary psychology Evolution and Theories of Behaviour From Darwin to evolutionary psychology. Principles of evolutionary psychology.

    19. Evolutionary Psychology Index
    evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Theory, Paleoanthropology, Adaptationism. ( revised 30 September 2001; search engine) Introduction(Bibliography) Tooby and Cosmides The evolutionary psychology
    Evolutionary Psychology Evolutionary Theory, Paleoanthropology, Adaptationism
    (revised 30 September 2001; search engine Introduction Bibliography Evolutionary Theory Bibliography

    20. Biological Anthropology @ UCLA
    Graduate program focusing on evolutionary theory, primate behavior, hominid evolution, and evolutionary psychology and ecology. Features faculty interests and current research.
    Human beings are the products of millions of years of evolution by natural selection. Sometime in the last 5 million years, natural selection created a creature with a very large brain that walked upright, was adept at making and using tools, developed language, and came to rely heavily on imitation, social learning, and culture. Biological anthropologists study all facets of this process. Biological anthropology is interesting and important because an evolutionary perspective provides a rich source of insight about why we are the way we are. The program in biological anthropology at UCLA focuses on four areas of research:
    • Evolutionary theory: Mathematical studies of how evolutionary processes work. Primate Behavior: Field studies of free ranging primates that aim to show how natural selection has molded the bodies and behavior of our closest living relatives. Hominid Evolution: Studies of the fossil and archaeological record which help us understand the ecological and social factors that have shaped human evolutionary history. Evolutionary psychology and ecology: Field and laboratory studies of of contemporary human psychology and behavior rooted in the evolutionary paradigm.

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