Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

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| Editors: Todd K. Shackelford, Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford

Adapted Mind, The

  • Kevin L. KenneyEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1856-1

Synonyms

Definition

One of the seminal books in the establishment and development of evolutionary psychology as a distinct method of inquiry in the behavioral sciences.

Introduction

The Adapted Mind (Barkow et al. 1992) outlined two major goals: the introduction of evolutionary psychology and the connection between evolutionary psychology and fields such as biology, anthropology, sociology, economics, and history. One of the overarching themes present in the work is the push for collaboration, or conceptual integration, amongst the social sciences. As the physical sciences, such as chemistry and physics, have compatible theories for the workings of the world, the social sciences should adopt a similar system for compatibility and common language between them. Doing so would allow for converging lines of evidence for scientific discoveries and help alleviate the present problem with reproducibility in the social sciences (see...

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References

  1. Barkow, J. H., Cosmides, L., & Tooby, J. (1992). The adapted mind: Evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
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  4. Tooby, J., & Cosmides, L. (1992). The psychological foundations of culture. In J. H. Barkow, L. Cosmides, & J. Tooby (Eds.), The adapted mind: Evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture (pp. 19–136). New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gary L Brase
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychological SciencesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA