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Evolutionary Thought in Psychology by Henry Plotkin
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May 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: kindle, psychology, philosophy
Read from May 30, 2012 to June 01, 2016

For those looking for a treatise on evolutionary psychology, this is not it. Instead it is precisely what the title claims, an overview of the history of evolutionary thought within academic psychology, particularly that of the United States. Another way of looking at it, is this being an exploration of how various disciplines of science are and are not perceived to work together. What's truly fascinating is the role social mores played into the utilization of various evolutionary ideas, with some being discarded simply by virtue of their connection to a particular person. Getting to the end is to be left with more questions than answers, particularly if the interest is in how biological science and psychology are to work together. Regardless of the answer, that they must work together is both inevitable and needed.

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