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Chapter 1: Introduction to an Evolutionary Perspective
Incorporating Evolutionary Theory into the Teaching of Psychology. By Peter Gray; Teaching of Psychology, December 1996; vol. 23, 4: pp. 207-214. -- An article explaining how and why evolutionary theory should be incorporated into psychology, describing the added explanatory power of evolutionary perspectives, and exposing misconceptions about the field.
Teaching the Evolution of the Mind: Current Findings, Trends, and Controversies in Evolutionary Psychology. By James R. Liddle and Todd K. Shackelford; Teaching of Psychology, April 2011; vol. 38, 2: pp. 128-132. -- An overview of evolutionary psychology, addressing what the field is, what some of the controversies are, and how EP should be introduced to students.
Chapter 2: What is Evolution?
Evolutionary Theory and the Ultimate–Proximate Distinction in the Human Behavioral Sciences. By Thomas C. Scott-Phillips, Thomas E. Dickens, and Stuart A. West. Perspectives on Psychological Science, January 2011;vol. 6, 1:pp. 38-47.– Discusses the two levels of analysis used in evolutionary science.
On Changing the Framework of Psychology: Comparative Psychology is What General Psychology Should Be. By Jack Demarest; Teaching of Psychology, October, 1987; vol. 14, 3: pp. 147-151. – Describes how comparative psychology, with its functionalist framework, is superior to behaviorism.
Mechanism, Purpose and Progress: Darwin and Early American Psychology. By John D. Greenwood; History of the Human Sciences, February, 2008; vol. 21, 1: pp. 103-126. – How early American psychology mostly lost Darwin (and what it kept).
The Voyage of the Beagle: Field Work Lessons from Charles Darwin. By Louis M. Smith; Educational Administration Quarterly, summer, 1987; vol. 23, 3: pp. 5-30. – How concepts gleaned from Darwin's letters during his voyage can inform social science.
Chapter 3: Evolution and Genetics
Early Adversity and Developmental Outcomes: Interaction Between Genetics, Epigenetics, and Social Experiences Across the Life Span. By Frances M. Champagne; Perspectives on Psychological Science, September, 2010; vol. 5, 5: pp. 564-574. – Discusses potential mechanisms of epigenetic effects and other gene-environment interactions.
Genetic Thinking in the Study of Social Relationships: Five Points of Entry. By David Reiss; Perspectives on Psychological Science, September 2010; vol. 5, 5:pp. 502-515. – A review of how genetics have contributed to social psychology.
A Role for the X Chromosome in Sex Differences in Variability in General Intelligence? By Wendy Johnson, Andrew Carothers, and Ian J. Deary; Perspectives on Psychological Science, November 2009; vol. 4, 6:pp. 598-611. – Hypothesis about X-linked determinants of intelligence.
Chapter 4: Evolution of Brain and Function
Fundamentals of Neurobiology. By D. Greg Hall: Toxicologic Pathology, November 2010; vol. 39, 1: pp. 19-21. – Provides basics of neuroanatomy and nervous system function
Encephalization, Emergent Properties, and Psychiatry: A Minicolumnar Perspective. By Manuel F. Casanova and Christopher R. Tillquist; Neuroscientist, February 2008; vol. 14, 1: pp. 101-118. – Suggests cortical growth, encephalization, and the emergence of higher cognitive functions in humans is a result of increase in number of cortical columns
Concise Review: Her Name is "Lucy", Our Three-million-year-old Ancestor. By E.D. Shields; JDR, January 2000; vol. 78, 1: pp. 13-20. – How dental anthropology can help us reconstruct our roots
Chapter 5: Developmental Processes
Attachment theory and its vicissitudes: Toward an updated theory. By Jean Mercer; Theory & Psychology, February 2011; vol. 21, 1: pp. 25-45. – the latest research on Bowlby's attachment theory
Epigenetics: Connecting Environment and Genotype to Phenotype and Disease. By S.P. Barros and S. Offenbacher; JDR, May 2009; vol. 88, 5: pp. 400-408. – behind the mechanisms of epigenetics
Dynamical Evolutionary Psychology: Mapping the Domains of the New Interactionist Paradigm. By Douglas T. Kenrick, Jon K. Maner, Jon Buner, Norman P. Li, D. Vaughn Becker, and Mark Schaller; Personality and Social Psychology Review, November 2002; vol. 6, 4: pp. 347-356. – integrating the paradigms of dynamical systems and evolutionary psychology
Chapter 6: Emotionality
Was Darwin Wrong About Emotional Expressions? By Lisa Feldman Barrett; Current Directions in Psychological Science, December 2011; vol. 20, 6: pp. 400-406. – another look at Darwin’s work on emotions and alternate hypotheses
Four Models of Basic Emotions: A Review of Ekman and Cordaro, Izard, Levenson, and Panksepp and Watt. By Jessica L. Tracy and Daniel Randles; Emotion Review, October 2011; vol. 3, 4: pp. 397-405. – a review and reconciliation of four different models of emotion
Do Facial Movements Express Emotions or Communicate Motives? By Brian Parkinson; Personality and Social Psychology, November 2005; vol. 9, 4: pp. 278-311. – addresses the debate between two approach to understanding the function of facial expressions
Chapter 7: Language
A Linguistics for the Evolution and Neurobiology of Language. By John H. Schumann; Journal of English Linguistics, September 2007; vol. 35, 3: pp. 278-287. – what linguistic data is relevant for the evolutionary study of language?
The Phylogenetic Roots of Language: Evidence From Primate Communication and Cognition. By Klaus Zuberbühler; Current Directions in Psychological Science, June 2005; vol. 14, 3: pp. 126-130. – discusses precursors of language in our nonhuman relatives
What Are the Unique Design Features of Language? Formal Tools for Comparative Claims. By Willem Zuidema; Adaptive Behavior, February 2010; vol. 18, 1: pp. 48-65. – discusses the "design features" of language
Computer Models of Vocal Tract Evolution: An Overview and Critique. By Bart de Boer and W. Tecumseh Fitch; Adaptive Behavior, February 2010; vol. 18, 1: pp.36-47. – discusses how the vocal tract evolved to allow language
Chapter 8: Sex & Gender
Sex Differences, Evolutionary Psychology and Biosocial Theory: Biosocial Theory is No Alternative. By Marc F. Luxen; Theory & Psychology, June 2007; vol. 17, 3: pp. 383-394. – a refutation of biosocial explanations of sex differences
Adaptation to Sperm Competition in Humans. By Todd K. Shackelford and Aaron T. Goetz; Current Directions in Psychological Science, February 2007; vol. 16, 1: pp. 47-50. – discussion of sperm competition in our species
On the evolution of Ape Social Systems. By Richard Wrangham; Social Science Information, June 1979; vol. 18, 3: pp. 336-368. – the factors determining different mating system in apes
Chapter 9: Sexual Selection
Differences in Parental Investment Contribute to Important Differences Between Men and Women. By David F. Bjorklund and Todd K. Shackelford; Current Directions in Psychological Science, June 1999; vol. 8, 3: pp. 86-89.
Cognitive Biases and Emotional Wisdom in the Evolution of Conflict Between the Sexes.By David M. Buss; Current Directions in Psychological Science, December 2001; vol. 10, 6: pp. 219-223. – discussion of Error Management Theory in relation to sexual strategies
Evolution and Developmental Sex Differences. By David C. Geary; Current Directions in Psychological Science, August 1999; vol. 8, 4: pp. 115-120. – evolutionarily predicted sex differences can be seen in childhood
Chapter 10: Kin and Family Relationships
The Evolutionary Origins of Human Generosity. By Aafke Komter; International Sociology, May 2010; vol. 25, 3: pp. 443-464. – kinship is at the root of much of human altruism
Emotional Closeness as a Mediator of the Effect of Genetic Relatedness on Altruism. By Josephine D. Korchmaros and David A. Kenny; Psychological Science, May 2001; vol. 12, 3: pp. 262-265.—an integration of ultimate and proximate mechanisms for closeness of kin
Darwinian Grandparenting: Preferential Investment in More Certain Kin. By Simon M. Laham, Karen Gonsalkorale, and William von Hippel; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, January 2005; vol. 31, 1: pp. 63-72. – emotional closeness to grandchildren is dependent on evolutionarily relevant factors
Chapter 11: Social Relations
An Adaptation for Altruism: The Social Causes, Social Effects, and Social Evolution of Gratitude. By Michael E. McCullough, Marcia B. Kimeldorf, and Adam D. Cohen. Current Directions in Psychological Science, August 2008; vol. 17, 4: pp. 281-285. – examines gratitude as an adaptation for prosociality
A Model of Social Organization and the Evolution of Food Sharing in Vampire Bats. By Mario Paolucci, Rosaria Conte, and Gennaro Di Tosto; Adaptive Behavior, September 2006; vol. 14, 3: pp. 223-238. – a closer look at a classic example of reciprocal altruism
Purposive Social Selection and the Evolution of Human Altruism. By Christopher Boehm; Cross-Cultural Research, November 2008; vol. 42, 4: pp. 319-352. – interaction between genotype and phenotype with respect to altruism
Chapter 12: Making Social Decisions
Psychopaths Are Impaired in Social Exchange and Precautionary Reasoning. By Elsa Ermer and Kent A. Kiehl; Psychological Science, October 2010; vol. 21, 10: pp. 1399-1405., first published on September 20, 2010 – psychopaths do worse on Wason selection tasks involving social rules than normal controls
Waking Up from the Dream of Reason: Rationality in the Real World. By Renée van Hezewijk; Theory & Psychology, April 2004; vol. 14, 2: pp. 261-272. – how humans often use heuristics, instead of rational logic, to make judgments
Dying and Killing for One’s Group: Identity Fusion Moderates Responses to Intergroup Versions of the Trolley Problem. By William B. Swann, Jr., Ángel Gómez, John F. Dovidio, Sonia Hart, and Jolanda Jetten; Psychological Science, August 2010; vol. 21, 8: pp. 1176-1183. – answers to the trolley problem differ based on in-group or out-group status
Chapter 13: Health and Disease
Evolutionary Dynamics of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. By David Dingli, Arne Traulsen, Tom Lenaerts, and Jorge M. Pacheco; Genes & Cancer, April 2010; vol. 1, 4: pp. 309-315. – suggests evolutionary perspectives for understanding cancer
Stress and Health: Major Findings and Policy Implications. By Peggy A. Thoits; Journal of Health and Social Behavior, November 2010; vol. 51, 1 suppl: pp. S41-S53.—an overview on how psychological stress can affect health
Chapter 14: Psychopathology
The Evolutionary Turn in Psychiatry: A Historical Overview. By Pieter R Adriaens and Andreas De Block; History of Psychiatry, June 2010; vol. 21, 2: pp. 131-143. – a history of evolution in psychiatry
The Evolutionary Persistence of Genes That Increase Mental Disorders Risk. By Matthew C. Keller; Current Directions in Psychological Science, December 2008; vol. 17, 6: pp. 395-399.— a different evolutionary perspective on mental disorders
Darwinian Dynamics of Depression. By John Price; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, November 2009; vol. 43, 11: pp. 1029-1037.— evolutionary perspectives on depressive mood
Chapter 15: Culture
How Culture Can Guide Evolution: An Inquiry into Gene/Meme Enhancement and Opposition. By Michael L. Best; Adaptive Behavior, January 1999; vol. 7, 3-4: pp. 289-306.—the relationship between genetic evolution, learning, and culture
A Theory of the Cultural Evolution of the Firm: The Intra-Organizational Ecology of Memes. By John Weeks and Charles Galunic; Organization Studies, October 2003; vol. 24, 8: pp. 1309-1352.—a look at firms through the lens of cultural evolution
Author: William J. Ray
Pub Date: January 2012
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