Four exciting papers on evolutionary psychology

I find the following evolutionary psychology papers fascinating. Listed in no particular order. I. Fears, Phobias, and Preparedness: Toward an Evolved Module of Fear and Fear Learning Arne Ohman – Karolinska Institute | Susan Mineka – Northwestern University Viewed from the evolutionary perspective, fear is central to mammalian evolution. As a product of natural selection, it is shaped and constrained by [Read More…]

Is evolutionary psychology not getting a fair shake?

I am not a scientist, but I am a fan of calm, rational scientific debate. One of my favorite bloggers, Rebecca Watson, has been one of many voices critical of the field of ‘evolutionary psychology’. Until recently, I simply accepted it as a failed science. Now I’m back on the fence, largely leaning the other [Read More…]