PSY 353 : Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the phylogenetic origins of human nature, specifically addressing the presence and nature of evolved psychological mechanisms that solve challenges relevant to survival and reproduction in ancestral environments. Topics covered will include competition, cooperation, natural and sexual selection, inclusive fitness, status, intersexual conflict, kinship, mating strategies, disease and predator avoidance, food acquisition and selection, and more. Throughout coverage of these topics, the role of theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence will be particularly emphasized.

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