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Turf Wars in Academia (or the Feasibility of Being a Social Psychologist and an Evolutionary Psychologist at the Same Time!)

Turf Wars in Academia (or the Feasibility of Being a Social Psychologist and an Evolutionary Psychologist at the Same Time!) ON ACADEMIC TURF WARS AND EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY Turf wars in academia? To any academic, this is like asking if there … Continue reading

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Is you is, or is you ain’t a cuddler?

People tend to assume that psychologists, as scientists, are bias free in their research – however, if you go a little deeper you can see the biases each researcher holds, and how that affects what s/he studies. Continue reading

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Posted in Evolution and Psychology, Evolution and Scientific Method, Rosemarie Sokol Chang | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

The World Loses an Exemplary Evolutionist: Remembering Maureen O’Sullivan

I end with a phrase that doesn’t seep into the evolutionist lexicon very frequently: God Bless you Maureen O’Sullivan. Continue reading

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Posted in Evolution and Psychology, Glenn Geher | 3 Comments

Darwin’s Lessons for the Graduates

Hear that robin singing in the morning? Smell the white blossoms on the natural rose bushes near the woods? See the turkey vultures soaring high – in communicative harmony with one another? Note this: The same forces accounting for these examples account for everything you see when you look in a mirror. Your are part of this magnificent natural world. This insight is, for my money, what makes Darwinism a truly spiritual approach to the world.
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Posted in Evolution and Biology, Evolution and Psychology, Evolution and Scientific Method, Evolution in the Classroom, Fact, Glenn Geher, Hypotheses, Theory | 3 Comments

Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

Making Sense of Biology Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution, Theodosius Dobzhansky (1973). The American Biology Teacher, 35(3), 125-129.   Nature Red in Tooth and Claw… This line comes from the poem: In Memoriam A.H.H. … Continue reading

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Posted in Evolution and Biology, Joseph Graves | 2 Comments

Natural Born Mothers?

Maternal Instinct is still very much in the U.S. vernacular, but if mothering is so inborn, why does it seem to require so much instruction to do it well?
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Posted in Evolution and Psychology, Mating and Sexuality, Rosemarie Sokol Chang | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the Importance of Adaptation Implementation in Evolutionary Psychology

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the Importance of Adaptation Implementation in Evolutionary Psychology I’m not going to lie. If you follow my work at all, hopefully this isn’t a surprise – I try to stay honest – it’s a way … Continue reading

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Posted in Adaptation, Evolution and Psychology, Glenn Geher, Mating and Sexuality | 8 Comments

Challenges To and Hope for Evolutionary Theory: The 4th Annual Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society

NEEPS 2010, Return to New Paltz. What a whirlwind weekend! How amazing to return to where it all started, just four years ago, and see how far we’ve come. We topped the previous conferences in total numbers of attendees, the … Continue reading

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Posted in Evolution and Psychology, Evolution and Scientific Method, Rosemarie Sokol Chang | 3 Comments

Are You Going to Eat the Placenta? And Other New Age Questions a Modern 1st World Mother Must Endure

It seems a pregnant women is a magnet for unsolicited advice – most often tips for parenting, but even tips regarding how she should give birth. In my own experience, these tips came only from males or childless females, but … Continue reading

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Posted in Evolution and Biology, Evolution and Psychology, Rosemarie Sokol Chang | Tagged | 5 Comments

An Ethological Look into Elmo’s World

Why do children love Elmo, while parents dread the day their kids learn about this furry red monster? An ethological explanation can add insight into this decades old question. Continue reading

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Posted in Evolution and Psychology, Rosemarie Sokol Chang | Tagged , , | 5 Comments