Evolutionary Psychology Syllabus                        Winter 2003

 

To be filled out as we go along. 

 

 Day

 Topic

 Reading

01 April

Course organization

 

03 April

What is “evolutionary psychology”?

G & McB, chapts 1-2;

Cosmides & Tooby: EP Primer

08 April

Altruism: Background and two animal models

G & McB, chapts 3-4;

Emlen et al 1995; Wilkinson 1990

10 April

Parental care and child abuse

Daly & Wilson 1985

15 April

[Individual meetings]

 

17 April

Race

Kurzban et al 2001

22 April

Critique of Evolutionary Psychology

 (apply Orr’s critique to C & T, G & McB)

Orr review of Pinker 2003

24 April

Psychopatholy and developmental instability

Lalumiere et al 2001

29 April

Migration & DRD4 allele [Chris Harris]

Chen et al 1999

01 May

EXAM 1

 

06 May

Incest [Mark Jensen]

Lieberman et al 2002

Bevc & Silverman 2000

08 May

Mate Choice [Charlene Kersey]

Jealousy [Silvia Amtmann]

Thornhill & Gangestad 1999

DeSteno et al 2002

13 May

Non-verbal Communication [Jenny Peck]

Brown et al 2003

15 May

Autism [Rebekah Hamley]

Murphy et al 2000

20 May

Murder [Marcus Kitley]

Daly & Wilson 1989

22 May

Pre-marital sex/pregnancy [Alfredo Padilla]

Rape [Sunny Noh]

Daly & Wilson 1997; Geronimus 1997

Thornhill & Thornhill 1990

27 May

Homosexuality [Brandi Eskesen]

Kirkpatrick 2000

29 May

MHC & Kin Recognition [Hans Kelstrup]

Wedekind & Furi 1997

Beauchamp et al 1986 [optional]

03 June

Cognitive Modules [Geoff Valentine]

Kaschube et al 2002

Weiskopf 2002

05 June

EXAM 2

 

10 June

PAPERS DUE 4:00 (bring to Guthrie 327)