Beyond bananas: The evolutionarily informed ape

EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 6, Issue 2, 2014

Beyond bananas: The evolutionarily informed ape – A review of: Evolutionary Psychology 101. By Glenn Geher (2014)

Briana R. Tauber, Jeysa Williams, & Jessica M.H. Fell

Evolutionary Psychology (EP) has been a subject veiled in confusion and misconception. Regardless, contemporary research in this arena administers rich evidentiary support of the insights EP provides, specifically, within the role of sexual selection in shaping the human mind, as well as the implications of evolutionarily informed problem solving techniques in everyday life. Oftentimes, intellectuals blindly accept traditional views on controversial subjects, despite updated and convincing data to the contrary. This blind acceptance may take the form of rote regurgitation of outdated theories. In his recent book Evolutionary Psychology 101, Dr. Glenn Geher does exactly the opposite. He provides us with a refreshing, straightforward, and enticing account of all things Evolutionary Psychology. With playful chapter titles such as “Sex: The Excitable Ape” and “Pair-Bonding: The Somewhat-Monogamous Ape,” this user-friendly 213-page book clearly outlines the theories, findings, and applications that underscore a forward-thinking approach to the study of human behavior in an engaging manner with playful chapter titles.


How to cite this article:
Tauber, B. R., Williams, J., & Fell, J.M. (2014). Beyond bananas: The evolutionarily informed ape. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium6(2), 24-27.