PSYC 358

Evolutionary Psychology

 

These are “bare-bones” versions of slides presented in lectures,

containing key bits of information in the form of text and figures,

downloadable as PowerPoint files.

(click on the date/topic indicated)

 

September 6 (Thursday)

Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology

 

September 11 (Tuesday)

Logical principles underlying evolutionary psychology

 

September 13 (Thursday)

The gene’s-eye view of life

 

September 18 (Tuesday)

Good genes

 

September 20 (Thursday)

Adapted cognition

 

September 25 (Tuesday)

The social context of adapted cognition

 

September 27 (Thursday)

Inclusive fitness and its implications

 

October 9 (Tuesday)

Looking back; looking forward

 

October 11 (Thursday)

Better safe than sorry

 

October 16 (Tuesday)

The behavioral immune system

 

October 18 (Thursday)

Parental (and grandparental) investment

 

October 23 (Tuesday)

Parental investment and sex differences in sexual behavior

 

October 25 (Thursday)

Mate preferences

 

October 30 (Tuesday)

Choosy women, show-off-y men

 

November 1 (Thursday)

Beyond sexual stereotypes (Focus on female short-term mating)

 

November 8 (Thursday)

More kinship (Focus on kin-recognition cues)

 

November 13 (Tuesday)

More parental investment (Focus on psychological mechanisms)

 

November 15 (Thursday)

Reciprocity and cooperation

 

November 20 (Tuesday)

Emotions and emotional expressions

 

November 22 (Thursday)

Intergroup conflict

 

November 27 (Tuesday)

Evolution and culture

 

 November 29 (Thursday)

The perils and prospects of evolutionary psychology