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Evolutionary Psychology

Heylighen, Francis (2011) Evolutionary Psychology. [Book Chapter] (In Press)

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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.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Subjects:Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
ID Code:7264
Deposited By:Heylighen, Francis
Deposited On:02 May 2011 18:16
Last Modified:02 May 2011 18:16

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