Misrepresentations of Evolutionary Psychology in Sex and Gender Textbooks

  title={Misrepresentations of Evolutionary Psychology in Sex and Gender Textbooks},
  author={Benjamin M. Winegard and Bo M. Winegard and Robert O. Deaner},
  journal={Evolutionary Psychology},
Evolutionary psychology has provoked controversy, especially when applied to human sex differences. We hypothesize that this is partly due to misunderstandings of evolutionary psychology that are perpetuated by undergraduate sex and gender textbooks. As an initial test of this hypothesis, we develop a catalog of eight types of errors and document their occurrence in 15 widely used sex and gender textbooks. Consistent with our hypothesis, of the 12 textbooks that discussed evolutionary… 

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