Evolutionary psychology: the emperor's new paradigm

@article{Buller2005EvolutionaryPT,
  title={Evolutionary psychology: the emperor's new paradigm},
  author={David J. Buller},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={277-283}
}
  • David J. Buller
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
For some evolutionary psychology is merely a field of inquiry, but for others it is a robust paradigm involving specific theories about the nature and evolution of the human mind. Proponents of this paradigm claim to have made several important discoveries regarding the evolved architecture of the mind. Highly publicized discoveries include a cheater-detection module, a psychological sex difference in jealousy, and motivational mechanisms underlying parental love and its lapses, which… Expand
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