Evolutionary Psychology Is a Metatheory for Psychology

@article{Duntley2008EvolutionaryPI,
  title={Evolutionary Psychology Is a Metatheory for Psychology},
  author={Joshua D. Duntley and David M. Buss},
  journal={Psychological Inquiry},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={30 - 34}
}
Psychological Inquiry An International Journal for the Advancement of Psychological Theory Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t775648164 Evolutionary Psychology Is a Metatheory for Psychology Joshua D. Duntley a; David M. Buss b a The Richard Stockton College, Pomona, New Jersey b The University of Texas, Austin 
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