The following is a list of websites which you may find useful in your
exploration of evolutionary psychology. In case the links no longer
exist, locally stored versions of some can be accessed by clicking on the
* in the rightmost column..
|Name + Hyperlink||Description||Local Copy|
|Evolutionary Psychology (Journal)||The leading journal among those specially devoted to evolutionary psychology|
|Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)||An large and active organization of faithful promoters of evolutionary psychology; many useful and interesting links, including one to the journal Evolutionary Psychology|
|Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Evolutionary Psychology Archive||About 20 review articles defend controversial positions on a range of topics|
|eHRAF collection of ethnographic data||Large searchable database of crosscultural research reports|
|Evolutionary Psychology course (Northumbria)||Lecture notes and power point slides by Dr. Nick Neave|
|Evolution of Cooperation||Bibliography with useful summaries of recent literature, compiled by Robert Axelrod|
|Non-zero (Robert Wirght)||Essays on various things, mostly social policy, colored to varying degrees by the evolutionary perspective|
|Evolutionary Psychology course (Portsmouth)||Comprehensive notes and graphics for a course on evolutionary psychology by Dr. Paul Kenyon, Plymouth.|
|The mating mind||Precis of Geoffrey Miller's book The Mating Mind, for Psycoloquy|
|Crosscultural perspective on kinship and marriage||Lecture notes and slides for advanced course by Dr. Raymond Hanes (Anthropology, Nebraska)|
|Descent of Man (Australian TV)||Multimedia introduction to evolutionary psychology made for Australian TV, with some interviews|
|Center For Evolutionary Psychology, UCSB||Site maintained by the dynamic duo of Cosmides
+ Tooby. Contains a number of defenses of evolutionary psychology.
Check out their long running feud with Stephen J. Gould.
|The World of Richard Dawkins||A site with lots of pertinent links.
Of special note are the java versions of Dawkins' "Blind Watchmaker" software,
which will show you the cumulative effects of random variation coupled
with selection if you care to try them out. They are easy to use.
|Evolving Artificial Moral Ecologies||More java simulators for the computer-savvy
or brave. These allow you to play around with population dynamics
and see the generational iterations of pursuing particular strategies.
|Dr. Ian Penton-Voak's Homepage||Participate in an online facial attractiveness
|Levels of Selection||By Barry Sinervo of UCSC. Gives a good
overview of different selection types: gene, individual, kin , group, species.
Provides a number of interesting cases, especially the t-allele in mice
and Pgm-3/homozygous in pre-reproductive ant queens.
|Darwin for the Left||By Peter Singer. A good invitation to
an evolution-influenced social policy from a liberal (moderate left) perspective.
See if you can make sense of the emphasis on animal rights.
|Sociobiology Sanitized||By Val Dusek. A response to evolutionary
psychology from the REAL left. Ascribes racist and sexist views and
motives to practitioners of evolutionary psychology. Also manages
to attack a good deal of evolutionary theory and empirical work.
|Prediction of Eusociality in the Naked Mole Rat||A concise demonstration of the predictive ability
of evolutionary hypotheses, in the formulation: "If eusociality exists
in other taxa, the species exhibiting it would have the following characteristics."
This actually lead to the identification of eusociality in a previously
|Darwin's Truth, Jefferson's Vision||By Melvin Konner. Argues the the United
States Constitution in based on a view of human nature in line with that
|Your Cheating Heart||By Robin Dunbar. Gives an account of
the monogamy/cuckholdry situation, with emphasis on DNA evidence that shows
that birds are less strictly monogamous than previously thought.
|Neoteny and Two-way Sexual Selection in Human Evolution||By David Brin. Posits an interesting
theory on female hourglass figure and large breasts: that they are to signal
permission for sexual arousal based on neotenous cues.
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