Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology is an approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological structure from a modern evolutionary perspective. It seeks to identify which human psychological traits are evolved adaptations – that is, the functional products of natural selection or sexual selection

The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
The Selfish Gene
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
How the Mind Works
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture
Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind
Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles
The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation
The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think
Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity are Revolutionizing our View of Human Nature
The Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsThe Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans de WaalThe Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven PinkerThe Moral Animal by Robert WrightAntiphony by Chris Katsaropoulos
The Psychology of Morality
19 books — 19 voters
The Blank Slate by Steven PinkerThe Evolution of Desire by David M. BussThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsThe Moral Animal by Robert WrightThe Origins of Virtue by Matt Ridley
Evolutionary Psychology
50 books — 9 voters

Anthropologist Donald Symons is as amazed as we are at frequent attempts to argue that monogamous gibbons could serve as viable models for human sexuality, writing, "Talk of why (or whether) humans pair bond like gibbons strikes me as belonging to the same realm of discourse as talk of why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings.
Cacilda Jethá, Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

Steven Pinker
The typical imperative from biology is not "Thou shalt... ," but "If ... then ... else.
Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

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