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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2006

PSY 334E • Evolutionary Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44835 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
BUR 216
Li

Course Description

Fundamentals of evolutionary psychology, including the theories of natural and sexual selection. Contents cover problems of survival, long-term mating strategies, short-term sexual strategies, parenting, kinship, cooperative alliances, aggression and warfare, conflict between the sexes, and prestige, status, and social dominance.

Grading Policy

To be announced.

Texts

Buss, D.M. (2004). Evolutionary psychology: The new science of the mind, 2nd Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Wright, R. 1995. The Moral Animal: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology. New York: Vintage Books.

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