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

Fall 2007

PSY 334E • Evolutionary Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45055 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
NOA 1.126
BUSS, D

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

Grading will be based on 4 exams, worth 25% each. The exams will consist of 45 multiple choice questions worth 2 points each and 2 short answer questions worth 5 points each. Each exam will cover approximately one fourth of the material in the course. There is no final exam.

Texts

Buss, D.M. (2004). Evolutionary psychology: The new science of the mind, 3rd Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Dawkins, R. (1989). The selfish gene. New York: Oxford.

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