PSYC 358

Evolutionary Psychology


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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