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Evolutionary Psychology FAQ

Frequently asked questions about evolutionary psychology (Excellent FAQ on evolutionary psychology http://t.co/RSTsURfsqh)

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Darwin's iPhone: The Politics and Rhetoric of Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, and Online Education

Darwin's iPhone: The Politics and Rhetoric of Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, and Online Education | Evolutionary psychology | Scoop.it
In a recent speech, John Tooby, one of the founders of evolutionary psychology, compared the human brain to an iPhone full of different apps. (Huffingtonpost!

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Tom Uytterhoeven's curator insight, February 8, 2013 1:26 AM

I'm not sure what to think of this article. It starts of with some critical remarks on evolutionary psychology and cognitive science. I tend to agree with the concern the author raises about the dismissal of culture by these scientific approaches. 

But the article continues by linking evolutionary psychology, cognitive science and libertarian educational reforms together. Is there really an ideology at work here? I don't know - from a European point of view, maybe the US context is different - but raising the question is important.

Science has an enormous impact on our understanding of the world, so it's only natural that education looks at science for a better understanding of human learning. But maybe educators should not forget it's up to them to think about what it means to educate a human person. Is that the same as stimulating the right cognitive modules at the right moment in the right way? I'm sure there's more to it than that. And that's where different philosophical perspectives surface. And that's why I - although I'm not sure if the author can substantiate all his claims - post this article on my blog. There's a difference between using science and technology in education on one hand and transforming education into a technological, algorithmic process on the other hand. I think that's ultimately where the Huffington article warns us about.

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A Day in the Life of an Evolutionary Psychologist

A painful discussion.
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Case Studies in "Applied Biological Psychology"

Dr. Glen E. Getz, PhD, discusses case studies in"Applied Biological Psychology." About the Book: Written for graduate students and trainees in mental health,...
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Evolutionary Psychology, Jerry Coyne, Robert Kurzban And The So-Called ... - Science 2.0

Evolutionary Psychology, Jerry Coyne, Robert Kurzban And The So-Called ...
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Time to take a break from philosophy of mind and get back to evolutionary psychology.
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Steven Pinker - Human Nature’s Pathologist

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In his latest book, Steven Pinker, a leading advocate of evolutionary psychology, says our brains have produced a far less violent world.

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Is Female Choice Overemphasized in the Evolutionary Psychology of Human Mating?

5/17/2010 Elizabeth Pillsworth - CSU Fullerton Department of Anthropology "Is Female Choice Overemphasized in the Evolutionary Psychology of Human Mating? Ev...
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College of Education and Human Development - Texas A&M University

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... in the 1970s as a weeklong celebration and expanded to a month, observed every March in the U.S..
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