Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

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

How Evolutionary Psychology Can Still Explain Behavior

  • Richard HollerEmail author
  • Lauren Smith
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_414-1



The understanding of foundations of psychology in respect to biology and of evolutionary psychology’s ability to coalesce various academic domains that advances the modern science of psychology.


The battle between nature and nurturecontinues to be incessant within the social science communities. Evolutionary psychology, however, is a field that takes initiative to become an exemplar of academic consilience. The inception of psychology and biology itself segregates themselves from the other, which distorts the perspective that behavior can be adaptations like physicality. Humans are organisms that possess brains that abide to the laws of evolutionary biology. Societies similar to modern Western ones exploit the operations of psychology as well as the ancestral conditions in which psychology evolved. When the comparisons...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State University of New York at New PaltzNew PaltzUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Haley Dillon
    • 1
  1. 1.Dominican CollegeOrangeburgUSA