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- A tutorial on evolutionary psychology: PDF by Edward Hagen of UCSB.
- Brain Development: A broadcast in RealAudio from the annual meeting of the AAAS: Marion Diamond and others on how genes and the environment work together to shape the young developing brain.
- Chimpanzees and Romans: Why Animals and Humans Make War: Paleopsychologist/mass-behavior specialist Howard Bloom explains the animal instincts that drove the ancient Greeks and Romans to make war.
- Daniel J. Kruger: Evolutionary Psychology: This Research Fellow at the University of Michigan provides an online version of his work "What is Evolutionary Psychology?" published 2002.
- Darwin Wars: The Scientific Battle for the Soul of Man: Information about and from Andrew Brown's book on current debates between the Dawkinsians and the Gouldians over Dawkins' concept of the "selfish gene" and related matters.
- Evolution's Voyage: Evolutionary Psychology For The Common Person. Includes articles, book reviews and reading lists.
- Evolutionary Psychology: Provides a concise definition of the field with links to related topics.
- Evolutionary Psychology: Papers on Evolutionary Psychology.
- Evolutionary Psychology: Brief introduction to evolutionary psychology and sociobiology.
- Evolutionary Psychology Challenges the Current Social Sciences: This article attempts to describe evolutionary psychology and the challenge it poses to traditional social science, and then discusses opportunities evolutionary psychology opens for Christian apologetics.
- Evolutionary Psychology Primer by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby: An invaluable primer written by two of the founders of the field.
- Evolutionary Psychology: An Elegant Solution: Evolutionary Psychology is a relatively new approach that treats the human mind as a product of evolution. According to EP, the human mind consists of mental modules that, like the body's organs, evolved to handle specific adaptive problems.
- Evolutionary Psychology: An Emerging Integrative Perspective within the Science and Practice of Psychology: A article on the theory and implications of this theory by Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair.
- Evolutionary analysis of depression.: Presents the niche change model of depression, proposing evolutionary adaptationist functions for minor and major depression to be considered by patients and their families, as well as mental health professionals.
- Evolutionary psychology: A comprehensive evolutionary psychology must be able to deal with our future psychological evolution as well as our past. This paper begins the extension of evolutionary psychology to our future evolution.
- Film Archive of Human Ethology: Videos and photography of people comparing different cultures.
- Flight from Science and Reason: Paul Gross and colleagues take issue with what they see as a trend toward irrationalism in in science and academia.
- Frank Sulloway: Audio interview with the visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, author of 'Born to Rebel'.
- Frans de Waal: An audio interview with the primatologist and author.
- Genetics, Ethics and Theology: Audio resources on genetics, ethics and theology.
- Handbook of Human Symbolic Evolution: Written by Charles R. Peters of Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
- Human Culture, Human Mind: A discussion about the minds of innovators and whether technological advances are a mixed blessing featuring Howard Gardner and Robert Ornstein.
- Human Genome Project: Where does the push to sequence the human genome stand, and what's the outlook for the near future? And what will knowing the genome be able to tell us? A genetics update on this hour of Science Friday.
- Human Origins Update: The recent discovery of 10,000-year-old rock paintings in a Brazilian cave has led scientists to question how early humans populated the Americas and what they did for a living. A discussion with Anna Roosevelt and Richard Klein.
- Identifying the accident prone: Your personality could determine how likely you are to be involved in an accident, say researchers.
- In Search of Human Origins: Classroom Ideas: Lesson Plans Introduce evolution, classify species, and write quizzes about early humans to get a better understanding of human origins.
- Inside the Animal Mind: A superb website on animal intelligence.
- Intraspecific Exploitative Mimicry in Humans: Humans have evolved to rely very heavily on cooperation with conspecifics. This web page presents the best possible explanation for this complex phenomenon.
- Jack Parsons Home Page: Comprehensive coverage of the scholarly work of the writer, lecturer, & consultant on population, development, & related social, political, & ethical problems.
- Jared Diamond: An audio interview with the author, physiologist, evolutionary biologist and biogeographer.
- Koen DePryck: Links to publications on evolutionary advantages of learning disabilities and other items.
- Language Gene: NPR interview with Steven Pinker on the discovery of the first gene linked to speech and language.
- MFTSource Theory: Evolutionary Psychology: MFTSource.com Theory Page on Evolutionary Psychology organizes useful clinical resources for working from this framework on a variety of issues and diagnoses.
- Margaret Hagen: Audio interview with an expert on visual perception.
- Matt Ridley: The Evolution of a Darwinian: Article on 'Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters'.
- Mindship: Video interviews with Chris Frith, Karl Grammer, John Casti and many others.
- Monkey Math: What do experiments on mathematical ability in other species say about the fundamentals of math -- and of psychology?
- NPR - Focus on Ordinary Behavior: Radio interview with the founder of "The Journal of Mundane Behavior."
- Nature/Nurture Debate: Audio discussion featuring Dean Hamer.
- No Nobels, One Failure, a Few Regrets - How did the Genius Sperm-bank Donors Turn Out?: The story of The Repository for Germinal Choice as told by David Plotz in Slate magazine.
- Origins of Language: When did we first start talking and how did language evolve over the millenniums into the diverse form of communication it is today? An audio debate.
- Orlando Patterson: Audio interview with the historical sociologist and Professor at Harvard University. He won the 1991 National Book Award for Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, appears regularly in The New York Times, Newsweek, and The New Republic. He also served as special adviser for social policy and development to Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley during the 1970's, was on the faculty at the London School of Economics, and has published three novels.
- Paul Ehrlich: Human Natures: How much do our genes determine our behavior? Is there such a thing as "genetic destiny?" And is evolution merely a biological process, or is it a cultural process as well?
- Pinker on 'The Language Instinct': NPR audio interview originally broadcast on Fresh Air.
- Psychology, Culture, and Evolution: Speculations on the Psychology of Paleolithic Graphics, links to cultural-historical psychology, and links to articles about the evolution of brain, consciousness, language, and sociality.
- Replicators: Evolutionary Powerhouses: Replicators are the fundamental units of any process of natural selection. They were first defined by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins as any entities of which copies are made. The concept of replicators has diverse applications in a variety of areas, including biology, sociology, linguistics, and philosophy.
- Research Group on Evolution and Higher Cognition: Center at Rutgers University provides faculty profiles, information on courses and conferences. Also offers an archive of papers.
- Richard Wrangham: Audio interview with the Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University. His book 'Demonic Males' popularized ideas he has developed in scholarly research focused on the influence of ecology on the evolution of primate social behavior.
- Scientists 'Locate' Intelligence: British and German scientists believe they have identified the specific area of the human brain responsible for intelligence.ˇ=
- Secrets of the brain: The organ of thought is the subject of a major new BBC television series 'Brain Story'.
- Sex, Drugs, and Cults: An evolutionary perspective on sex, drugs, cults, religions, and ideologies by H. Keith Henson, including a hair-raising account of the author's encounters with the scientiology cult.
- So you think you're logical?: An online implementation of one of the most famous experiments in social/evolutionary psychology.
- Sociobiology and the Meaning of Life: Essay presents an overview of the field of Evolutionary Psychology. Features links to related sites.
- Stress and Disease: Audio discussion with Robert Sapolsky on the biology of stress.
- Sue Savage-Rumbaugh: Audio conversations with the noted primatologist.
- Synaesthesia: Scientists are working to understand just how sensations are experienced and interpreted.
- The Bio-Rational Institute: Articles, references and information about evolutionary influences on human experience.
- The Dance of Consciousness: In an audio interview, neuroscientist Walter J. Freeman discusses his view that consciousness springs from action.
- The Descent of Man: Covers the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's four-part radio series on neo-Darwinism.
- The Evolution and Human Adaptation Program: Work by faculty and students at the University of Michigan in the area of evolution and human behavior, including work relevant to Darwinian medicine.
- The Evolutionary Psychology FAQ: Answers to frequently asked questions about evolutionary psychology.
- The Foundation for Humanity's Adulthood - FHA: Biological explanation of human nature, specifically biological exploration of the human condition, humans' capacity for good and evil.
- The Genetics of Complex Traits: Science Friday discussion on the genetics of complex traits.
- The Great Debate: Evolution, Human Nature and Autonomy: Wwb site of the debate between Sue Scott, Kenan Malik, Rita Carter and Christopher Badcock. There are useful links and contact information.
- The Imagined World Made Real: Tom Dickins looks at Henry Plotkin's view on the natural science of culture.
- The Origin of Language - UsingEnglish.com: Some thoughts on the 'origin of language' debate, and the arguments put forward by Steels and MacWhinney, in contrast to those put forward by Chomsky and Pinker.
- The Role of the Skeptic: A discussion including Eugenie Scott.
- The Science of Beauty: Nancy Etcoff, Doug Jones and Steve Gangestad discuss the science of beauty.
- The Undiscovered Mind: A conversation with John Horgan on his dismissive views of contemporary research.
- The human species: our evolution and future: The human species in ecological perspective. A useful collection of links.
- The original 'rock music': Many Stone Age relics lying in our museums might not simply be tools but could also be musical instruments.
- Turning the Tables on the Tabula Rasa By David P. Barash: A detailed commentary on The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker.
- Unlocking the brain's potential: Scientists think they have identified the part of the brain, which if switched off, can stimulate artistic genius, a BBC documentary shows.
- What makes a good rumour?: A rumour spread by a small radio station saw UK motorists trying to beat a phantom fuel blockade. What makes a rumour so successful?
- When babies 'see': Babies start to see complex objects in the same way as adults at the age of seven months, according to new research.
- Women's Choice of Men Goes in Cycles: The BBC reports that women are attracted to more hunky men at the most fertile time of their menstrual cycle - this may be part of an evolutionary explanation of infidelity.
- World From Within: Explores the pathology of modern human language and social-cultural institutions.
- Yahoo Groups : Evolutionary-psychology: Discussion `group` and archive.