What's Wrong With Evolutionary Psychology?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 01:00 in Psychology & Sociology

With several articles recently appearing that were based on various aspects of evolutionary psychology, I thought it would be worth taking a closer look.One of the ironies in examining evolutionary psychology is how many stories we can make up for ourselves without a shred of conclusive evidence, beyond simply sounding plausible.  This doesn't mean that they may not be true, but they certainly can't be considered scientific.  I thought it would be interesting to examine several points regarding evolutionary psychology before going further:It is not an area of study, like vision, reasoning, or social behavior. It is a way of thinking about psychology that can be applied to any topic within it. (1)read more

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