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  1. Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind by David Buss, 2007-07-01
  2. Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) by Robin Dunbar, Louise Barrett, et all 2005-05-25
  3. Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction by Lance Workman, Will Reader, 2004-06-21
  4. Introducing Evolutionary Psychology, 2nd Edition by Dylan Evans, 2005
  5. Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction by Lance Workman, Will Reader, 2008-07-14
  6. Introducing Evolutionary Psychology: A Graphic Guide by Dylan Evans, 2010-10-12
  7. Human Evolutionary Psychology by Louise Barrett, Robin Dunbar, et all 2002-01-28
  8. Evolutionary Psychology: The Science of Human Behavior and Evolution by Matthew Rossano, 2002-11-05
  9. The Disposable Male: Sex, Love, and Money: Your World through Darwin's Eyes by Michael Gilbert, 2006-06-01
  10. Evolutionary Psychology (2nd Edition) by Steven J. C. Gaulin, Donald H. McBurney, 2003-08-04
  11. Essential Evolutionary Psychology by Simon J Hampton, 2010-01-20
  12. Evolutionary Thought in Psychology: A Brief History (Blackwell Brief Histories of Psychology) by Henry Plotkin, 2004-07-30
  13. The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright, 1995-08-29
  14. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

1. The SFU Evolutionary Psychology Research Group Home Page
Research Group introduces the field of evolutionary psychology and describes its current projects. Includes links to related sites. The SFU evolutionary psychology Research Group Home Page
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:
      Dr. Charles Crawford , Professor Emeritus
      Dr. Judith Anderson, Research associate
      Dr. Dennis Krebs, Professor
      Dr. Maria Janicki

      Dr. Catherine Salmon, Post-doctoral fellow
      Joanne Nadeau, Ph.D. candidate
      Mike Fulton
    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

    2. Evolutionary Psychology FAQ
    Anthropology professor at the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara explains the meaning of evolutionary psychology. Includes a long list of FAQ. The evolutionary psychology FAQ. Last updated January 5, 2003.
    The Evolutionary Psychology FAQ
    Last updated January 5, 2003.
    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: 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: Hagen EH (1999) The functions of postpartum depression (pdf)
    Hagen EH (2002) The bargaining model of depression

    Hagen EH (2001) Depression as bargaining: the case postpartum

    Hagen EH and Bryant GA (2001) Music and dance as a coalition signaling system
    ... (pdf, 600k)

    3. Evolutionary Psychology Primer By Leda Cosmides And John Tooby
    An invaluable primer written by two of the founders of the field.Category Science Social Sciences Psychology evolutionary psychology......evolutionary psychology A Primer. Leda Cosmides John Tooby. Introduction. Debauchingthe mind evolutionary psychology's past and present.

    4. Behavior OnLine: Evolutionary Psychology
    Introduction to evolutionary psychology. evolutionary psychology assumes that the human animal
      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?"

    5. Center For Evolutionary Psychology
    Research center directed by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, University of California, Santa Barbara .Category Science Social Sciences Research Groups...... Interview with Leda Cosmides on evolutionary psychology. Human Nature and SocietyConference Joint UCSBUCLA Initiative. WHAT IS evolutionary psychology?

    6. Evolutionary Psychology Index
    Evolutionary Theory, Paleoanthropology, and Adaptationism resources, with a primer by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, Center for evolutionary psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara. Includes chapter abstracts from 'The Adapted Mind' (1992), 'Mapping the Mind' (1994), and 'Handbook of evolutionary psychology' (1998).
    Evolutionary Psychology Evolutionary Theory, Paleoanthropology, Adaptationism
    (revised 30 September 2001; search engine Introduction Bibliography Evolutionary Theory Bibliography

    7. 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:

    8. Evolutionary Psychology
    Definition of evolutionary psychology* The focus of evolutionary psychology has been most clearly defined by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, two researchers currently at UC Santa Barbara.
    Definition of Evolutionary Psychology*
    The focus of evolutionary psychology has been most clearly defined by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, two researchers currently at UC Santa Barbara. Evolutionary psychologists (EP) are interested in studying the evolved cognitive structure of the mind. EP argue that much has changed since the mind evolved in the ancestral environment, and behaviours observed today may or may not be adaptive. The focus of study is on psychological or mental mechanisms, also referred to as decision processes, information processes, or Darwinian algorithms. Darwinian algorithms are defined as: "Innate specialized learning mechanisms that evolved in ancestral populations for organizing experience into adaptively meaningful schemes or frames." The mechanisms and processes described above are proximate mechanisms. Proximate or immediate causes are the immediate factors responsible for a particular response, such as internal physiology, previous experience, conditions in the environment, etc. Although the mechanisms and decision processes they study are proximate, evolutionary psychologists believe these mechanisms were shaped by natural selection. The goal of EP is to define the workings of psychological mechanisms, including the constraints on their operation and the effects and influence of various environmental inputs (from the immediate social or physical environment and/or from experience and learning).
    Within their research program, evolutionary psychologists are concerned with three issues:

    9. Anthro.Net: Evolutionary Psychology
    Explore the field of evolutionary psychology. Discover the roots of moral development, biopoetics and autism. evolutionary psychology. This site contains links and references for 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 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. Sociobiology / Evolutionary Psychology
    Lecture slides on socialization emphasizing human development theories of Spitz, Mead, Cooley, Freud, Piaget, Kolhberg, and Bandura, from NW Missouri State University.

    11. Evolutionary Psychology For The Common Person
    evolutionary psychology For The Common Person. Includes articles, book reviews and reading lists.Category Science Social Sciences Psychology evolutionary psychology...... The Human Behavior Evolution Society (Places to study EP, 12th button down onleft) The Center for evolutionary psychology (Places to study EP on left side
    Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

    What is Evolutionary Psychology?

    What is Evolution's Voyage?

    Assumptions about EP to help guide you.

    Notebook Entries
    Retail Section

    Plus 164538 since April 1996 thru Dec 2002

    Need a cartoonist like the famous Alex Hughes? Visit his web site.
    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.

    12. Evolutionary Psychology
    An helpful outline of a course on evolutionary psychology.Category Science Social Sciences Psychology evolutionary psychology......The Rise of evolutionary psychology. evolutionary psychology is a createdit'. Principles of evolutionary psychology. Cosmides and

    13. 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.

    14. Evolutionary Psychology
    A comprehensive evolutionary psychology must be able to deal with our future psychological evolution Category Science Social Sciences Psychology evolutionary psychology......evolutionary psychology. This paper addresses a fundamental limitation in most attemptsto 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.

    15. 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.
    Natural selection is non-denominational: Why evolutionary models of religion should be more concerned with behavior than concepts Jesse M. Bering, Ph.D.

    16. AnthroGlobe Directions In Evolutionary Psychology
    A directory of annotated links for understanding the evolution of human cognitive adaptations.Category Science Social Sciences Psychology evolutionary psychology......A Reader in evolutionary psychology. This guide is intended to provide studentswith a starting point for exploring the field of evolutionary psychology.
    A Reader in Evolutionary Psychology Evolutionary Psychology is a field the field of study that seeks to understand the biological history of cognitive adaptations of the human mind. Evolutionary psychology is the science that seeks to explain through universal mechanisms of human behavior that are independent of cultural conditioning. This guide is intended to provide students with a starting point for exploring the field of Evolutionary Psychology. This web site was designed as a suplement for an Introduction to Physical Anthropology. The class is taught at Oxnard College through the Department of Social Sciences (Anthropology Division). Evolutionary Psychology Cognitive Science Starting Points Evolutionary Psychology Online: This online discussion forum is the central clearing house for information related to the evolution of the human mind.
    Evolutionary Psychology:
    a primer by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby of the Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    17. Evolutionary Psychology: An Elegant Solution
    evolutionary psychology is a relatively new approach that treats the human mind as a product of evolution Category Science Social Sciences Psychology evolutionary psychology......evolutionary psychology is a relatively new approach that treatsthe human mind as a product of evolution. According to EP, the

    18. Evolutionary Psychology: An Emerging Integrative Perspective Within The Science
    A article on the theory and implications of this theory by Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair.
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    19. What Is Evolutionary Psycholgy?
    ©. What is evolutionary psychology? Simply put evolutionary psychology is thecombination 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.

    20. Evolutionary Psychology Index
    evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary engine), No frames Introduction(Bibliography)Tooby and Cosmides The evolutionary psychology Primer (local)
    Evolutionary Psychology Evolutionary Theory, Paleoanthropology, Adaptationism
    (revised 30 September 2001; search engine Introduction Bibliography Evolutionary Theory Bibliography

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