The Cognitive Fictions and Functions of Gender in Evolutionary Psychology and Poststructuralist Theory
- ArtSigns: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
This essay uses the Popular Science writing of nineteenth-century American zoologist William Keith Brooks to analyze modern approaches to evolution and sexual difference. Brooks’s popular writing…
The evolutionary psychology of human mating: a response to Buller's critique.
- Psychology, BiologyStudies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
Heuristic Evolutionary Psychology
- Psychology, Philosophy
Evolutionary psychologists are frequently accused of merely presenting evidentially unsupported speculations about the way our minds work, and of thus not being able to make compelling contributions…
Mate attraction, retention and expulsion.
The discussion addresses directions for future research inSexual selection theory and parental investment theory have guided much of the evolutionary psychological research on human mating and gender differences in mating preferences and behaviors.
The impact of egocentric vs. allocentric agency attributions on the neural bases of reasoning about social rules
- Psychology, BiologyBrain Research
Deontic reasoning reviewed: psychological questions, empirical findings, and current theories
- PsychologyCognitive Processing
Empirical findings and psychological theories on deontic reasoning with regard to three questions that have guided psychological research during the last decades are reviewed.
Adaptation, Plasticity, and Massive Modularity in Evolutionary Psychology: An Eassy on David Buller's Adapting Minds
Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature DAVID BULLER Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005 564 pages, ISBN: 0262025795 (hbk); $37.00
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Underascertainment of child maltreatment fatalities by death certificates, 1990-1998.
The degree of underascertainment found in this study is of concern because most national estimates of child maltreatment fatality in the United States are derived from coding on death certificates, and the patterns recognized raise concern about systematic underASCertainment that may affect children of specific sociodemographic groups.
Jealousy and the nature of beliefs about infidelity: Tests of competing hypotheses about sex differences in the United States, Korea, and Japan
The different adaptive problems faced by men and women over evolutionary history led evolutionary psychologists to hypothesize and discover sex differences in jealousy as a function of infidelity…
Sex Differences in Jealousy in Evolutionary and Cultural Perspective: Tests From the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States
- Psychology, Biology
The sex differences in sexual jealousy are robust across these cultures, providing support for the evolutionary psychological model and the magnitude of the sex differences varies somewhat across cultures.
Evolutionary psychology: the emperor's new paradigm
- Psychology, BiologyTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Standard definitions for childhood injury research: excerpts of a conference report.
It is expected that childhood injury investigators will strive to meet the recommendations of this conference and that use of these definitions will lead to improvements in research and, ultimately, to revision of the definitions.
Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature
- Psychology, Biology
David Buller argues that the authors' minds are not adapted to the Pleistocene, but, like the immune system, are continually adapting, over both evolutionary time and individual lifetimes.
Sex Differences in Jealousy: Evolution, Physiology, and Psychology
In species with internal female fertilization, males risk both lowered paternity probability and investment in rival gametes if their mates have sexual contact with other males. Females of such…