Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On Evolutionary Psychology

If you happened to have read some of those Kanazawa rants at Psychology Today, you might feel ready for a somewhat more in-depth treatment of some of the issues that bother me in evolutionary psychology.

An excellent primer is
Smith, E.A., Borgerhoff Mulder, M. and K. Hill (2001). Controversies in the evolutionary social sciences: A guide to the perplexed. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16(3):128-135.

It is well worth the effort it might take to read, because it clearly explains the limitations and problems with evolutionary psychology.