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.

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September 7 (Thursday)

Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology


September 12 (Tuesday)

Logical principles underlying evolutionary psychology


September 14 (Thursday)

The gene’s-eye view of life


September 19 (Tuesday)

Good genes


September 21 (Thursday)

Adapted cognition


September 26 (Tuesday)

The social context of adapted cognition


September 28 (Thursday)

Kinship and inclusive fitness


October 5 (Thursday)

Looking back; looking forward


October 10 (Tuesday)

Better safe than sorry


October 12 (Thursday)

The behavioral immune system


October 17 (Tuesday)

Sex and sex (Sex differences in sexual behavior)


October 19 (Thursday)

Mate preferences


October 24 (Tuesday)

Choosy women, show-off-y men


October 26 (Thursday)

Beyond sexual stereotypes (The psychology of female short-term mating)


November 2 (Thursday)

Parental care


November 7 (Tuesday)

Kinship and kin recognition


November 9 (Thursday)

Cooperation within groups


November 14 (Tuesday)

Conflict between groups


November 16 (Thursday)

Emotions and why they matter


November 21 (Tuesday)

Everything is connected


November 23 (Thursday)

Guest lecture by Marlise Hofer


November 28 (Tuesday)

The perils and prospects of evolutionary psychology


 November 30 (Thursday)

Some final thoughts