Evolutionary Psychology

Syllabus

Readings
(1) Confer, J. et al. (2010). Evolutionary Psychology: Controversies, questions, prospects, and limitations. American Psychologist, 65, 110-126.
(2) Shackelford, T. & Liddle, J. (2014). Understanding the mind from an evolutionary perspective: An overview of evolutionary psychology, WIREs Cogn Sci., 5:247260. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1281
(3) Galperin, A. et al. (2012). Sexual regret: Evidence for evolved sex differences. Archives of Sexual Behavior, DOI 10.1007/s10508-012-0019-3
(4) Unearthing the First Hominins
(5) Early Hominins
(6) Homo heidelbergensis
(7) Archaic Homo sapiens
(8) Neandertals
(9) Early Modern Homo sapiens
(10) Early Homo sapiens culture
(11) Nowak, M. A. (2010). Why we help. Scientific American. July pp. 34-39
(12) Rossano, M.J. (2007). Supernaturalizing social life: Religion and the evolution of human cooperation. 
Human Nature 18, 272-294.
(13) Rossano, M.J. (2011). Setting our own terms: How we used ritual to become human. In H. Walach, S. Schmidt, & W. B. Jonas (Eds.). 
Neuroscience, consciousness and spirituality (pp. 39-56). New York: Springer.
(14) "Painted Ladies" Oct 13, 2001 New Scientist
(15) Kurzban, et al. (2010). Sex, drugs and moral goals: reproductive strategies and views about recreational drug use. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0608
(16) Fletcher, G. J. O. et al. (2015). Pair-bonding, romantic love and evolution: The curious case of Homo sapiens. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 20-36.
(17)Brian B. Boutwell, J. C. Barnes, and Kevin M. Beaver, (2015). When love dies: Further elucidating the existence of a mate ejection module. Review of General Psychology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000022
(18). Cronk, L. (2007). Boy or girl: Gender preferences from a Darwinian point of view. Ethics, Bioscience and Life, Vol. 2, No. 3, December 2007

Powerpoints
creation myths
evolution history
evolutionary psychology
evolution concepts
human evolution
Neandertals
Homo sapiens
evolution of cooperation
evolution of ritual
evolution of religion
evolution of pair bonding
evolution of family life

 

Study Guides
study guide 1
study guide 2
study guide 3
study guide 4

Each in His Own Tongue (poetry)