evolutionary psychology

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evolutionary psychology

n.
The branch of psychology in which aspects of brain structure, cognition, and behavior are interpreted as evolutionary adaptations to the physical or social environment.
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Although many in EP are attempting to distinguish themselves from human sociobiology, it is difficult to do this when the key proponents of sociobiology are some of the intellectual leaders in the EP movement-individuals like Richard Dawkins and E.
Those who give external critiques write as if their criticisms should lead scientists to give up doing evolutionary psychology, just as the external critiques of human sociobiology by Gould, Lewontin, and many others implied that human sociobiology is bunk and researchers should stop doing sociobiology for political and scientific reasons.
In the 1970s, he was vilified as a reactionary or racist because of his championing of human sociobiology.