Daly, Martin evolutionary and ecological theories and psychology, particularly epidemiological studies on lethal violence among humans, and the behavioral ecology of desert rodents (McMaster University, Ontario, Canada). http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/Psychology/md.html
Extractions: To view pattern on tie click on it firstname.lastname@example.org 905-525-9140, ext.23018 to find out more about the research in our lab click here I am interested in the relevance of evolutionary and ecological theories to psychology. My more specific interests include comparative studies of social diversity among related animal species, sex differences, parent-offspring relations, lethal violence, and the evolutionary consequences of uncertain paternity in animals with internal fertilization. I conduct research on both human and nonhuman behaviour, usually in collaboration with Margo Wilson. We do field and laboratory research on the behavioural ecology of desert rodents, and we do epidemiological studies of homicide, which we treat as a window on human passions and antagonisms and hence as a sort of assay of interpersonal conflict. To view the Evolution and Human Behavior Website click here
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Extractions: References Psychology has been repeatedly accused of consisting of a disparate group of competing, irreconcilable, theories and practices. There is often too little contact between the clinical/applied psychologists who try to use psychological principles to improve our well being, and the experimentalists, who try to discover these principles. Even within these two major groups, there are often major disagreements with respect to theoretical and practical approaches. The American Psychological Association contains over 50 different divisions, each with its own governance structure. Staddon (1993) has stated that "If Psychology is a field it is a field of battle, where contending groups struggle for masterynot a coherent discipline" (p.9). The use of evolutionary theory as a unifying theoretical framework for Psychology is not a new idea. Darwin himself foretold this approach for Psychology in his 1859 book
An Evolutionary Hypothesis For Eating Disorders Riadh T. Abed argues that the roots of some eating disorders may be sexual competition. Published in the British Journal of Medical psychology 71(4)525547. http://cogprints.soton.ac.uk/documents/disk0/00/00/08/00/cog00000800-00/eatdis~1
Extractions: The Sexual Competition Hypothesis For Eating Disorders Riadh T. Abed, MBChB, DPM, MRCPsych. Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Rotherham District General Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham S60 2UD, United Kingdom, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield. Fax: 114 2507651; E-mail: email@example.com Acknowledgements: I am grateful to Dr. R.L. Palmer and Dr. K. de Pauw for reading and commenting on earlier versions of this paper. I also wish to thank Professor P. Gilbert Associate Editor and the two anonymous referees for their critical review of the paper and for offering valuable advice. The Sexual Competition Hypothesis For Eating Disorders Evolutionary science has made few inroads into psychiatry despite the fact that over 130 years have passed since Darwins Origin The hypothesis on eating disorders presented here is derived from the evolutionary theory of human sexuality. The present hypothesis is based upon the assumption that, besides shaping anatomical systems, selection also designs psychological and behavioural adaptations that are just as important for the organisms survival and reproductive success (Lorenz, 1937; Dawkins,1982). Hypothesis: The present hypothesis is based upon the following assumptions: 1. In the ancestral environment, the female shape was a generally reliable indicator of the females reproductive history and hence her future reproductive potential.