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Evolutionary Psychology


The slow death of a pseudo-discipline

Denyse O'Leary | 24 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolutionary psychology, neuroscience
Enthusiasm for neuro-everything seems to be waning in the light of evidence that brain scans don't tell us very much.


What to do about whining

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: attachment, child behaviour, evolutionary psychology, parenting
A toddler’s whining may be the worst sound in the world if an experiment carried out by a team of American psychologists is anything to go by.


The Darwinian world of brand marketing

Denyse O'Leary | 01 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolutionary psychology, marketing
An author’s “triggers to persuasion and captivation” read more like the seven deadly sins.


Are babies born moral?

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 May 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, evolutionary psychology, morality
“Babies know the difference between good and evil at six months, study reveals”. I guess many of us read a heading like this in our daily paper or online this week. Startling news. Here we were, thinking that the newborn babe is a tiny barbarian who needs to learn his first notions of right and wrong from his parents, when he actually arrives with an innate sense of morality. Or so it seems.


Can evolution explain religion?

Denyse O'Leary | 10 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, evolutionary psychology, religion
Evolutionary psychologists offer two contradictory explanations for the existence of religion. They can't both be right, but they can both be wrong.


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