Gracile Austrolapithecus 
     Evolutionary Psychology

              A new approach towards the study of the human
               mind and behaviour
Homo Egasar/Erectus
Table of  Contents

To find out more about Evolutionary Psychology (EP)

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1. Just what is

Ape to human princess

2. The Mind
The  modular
    human mind
Blank slate

3. Adaptation.
The mind is
   an adaptive
African hut

4. The mind.
A "savannah
The savannah mind

5. EP?
   Some beg to

Adolf Hitler

6. Links and

The Ascent of Humanity



Links and references
  If you would like to find out more about evolutionary psychology and evolution in general, there are some great sites covering these field out on the internet. A few are listed on the left toolbar, however some extra sites are listed below.


Centre for Evolutionary Psychology. Key EP resource site.

Evolutionary Psychology journal.  2004 articles (full-version) are available for reading online.

Leda Cosmides and John Tooby provide a detailed outline about EP in this 1.5 hour lecture. Needs RealPlayer.

An outstanding site that focuses on general human evolution. High-speed internet connection is recommended.

Another well presented site on human evolution.


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Bjorklund,D.F.(2003).Evolutionary Psychology From a Developmental Systems Perspective: Comment on Lickliter and Honeycutt (2003). Psychological Bulletin, 129, 836-841. Accessed 29 April, 2004 from PsychInfo database.

Cosmides, L. & Tooby, J. (1997). Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer. Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara. Accessed 5 April, 2004 from

Evans, D. & Zarate, O. (1999). Introducing evolutionary psychology. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Icon Books.

Franzoi, S.L. (2000). Social psychology. (2nd ed.). Boston, U.S.A: McGraw-Hill.

Hagan, E. (2004). The evolutionary psychology FAQ.
Accessed 3 May, 2004 from

Howe, K.R. (2003). The quest for origins. Who discovered and settled New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Books.

Kanazawa, S. (2004). General Intelligence as a Domain-Specific Adaptation. Psychological Review, 3, 512-523.  Accessed 27 April, 2004 from PsychInfo database.

Krebs, D. (2003). Fictions and Facts About Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behavior: Comment on Lickliter and Honeycutt (2003). Psychological Bulletin, 129, 842-847. Accessed 27 April, 2004 from PsychInfo database.

Langs,R. (1996).Mental Darwinism and the evolution of the emotion-processing mind. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 50, 103-125. Accessed 2 May, 2004 from PsychInfo database.

John Locke (2004). Accessed 3 May, 2004 from

Osaka, S. (2003). Fodor on Cognition, Modularity,and Adaptationism. Philosophy of Science, 70  , 68–88.  Accessed 29 April, 2004 from PsychInfo database.

Pinker, S. (2002). The blank state. The modern denial of human nature. New York, U.S.A.: Viking Penguin.

Weiten, W. (2001). Psychology themes & variations. (5th  ed.) Belmont, U.S.A.: Wadsworth

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On  the web

Interesting links  around the web on Evolutionary Psychology (EP). 

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Steve Pinker's homepage. Plenty of EP material.
Prof Steve Pinker

The EP Primer .  A detailed outline of EP principles - prepared by Leda Cosmides & John Tooby.

Leda Cosmides & John Tooby

HBES homepage. Human Behaviour  & Evolution Society.
Human Behaviour & Evolution Society homepage