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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The concept of monetary calculation helps to explain a puzzle that is raised by the burgeoning discipline of evolutionary psychology when it turns to explain the modern world.
Given that the potential convergence between Evolutionary Psychology and implicit learning does not adjust to any of the aforementioned models, we consider it as a special case of integration.
Unlike neuropsychology or clinical psychology, evolutionary psychology is not a specialized subfield in psychology; rather it represents the viewpoint that functional aspects of the mind such as consciousness and emotion have evolved by natural selection, that is, in a way that best insures reproductive success.
One wonders if such a synthesis is now possible between the discoveries of behavioral analysis and the insights of evolutionary psychology.
Cosmides L and Tooby J, Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer, Santa Barbara, CA: Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997, <http://www.
The idea of EEA is a key concept of evolutionary psychology and an indispensable background to Professor Rubin's arguments.
Rubin brings the power, as well as the limitations, of evolutionary psychology and sociobiology to bear on explaining why modern institutions look as they do.
This essay applies an evolutionary psychology model to an analysis of homicide in Chicago from 1875 to 1920.
Evolutionary psychology addresses the shared characteristics of the human species: what unites us all, irrespective of race or culture--exactly the opposite of what a race-based inquiry into our biological roots would attempt to discover.
Evolutionary psychology suggests that natural selection shaped the pattern of our desires during the Paleolithic era, with human paleontology evidencing that parental care, for instance, played as central a role in the lives of our Paleolithic ancestors as it does for us today (Arnhart, 1998, p.
We begin Part I with the work of Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen entitled "Of Hoggamus and Hogwash: Evolutionary Psychology and Gender Relations.
The field of evolutionary psychology envisages that the candidates passed over for a promotion will have instinctive and predictable responses that affect their performance.
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