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Evolutionary Psychology

By Francis Heylighen

Abstract

Evolutionary psychology (EP) is an approach to the study of the mind that is founded on Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. It assumes that our mental abilities, emotions and preferences are adapted specifically for solving problems of survival and reproduction in humanity’s ancestral environment, and derives testable predictions from this assumption. This has important implications for our understanding of the conditions for human well-being

Topics: Evolutionary Psychology
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:7264
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