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Acetaminophen Does Not Alter the Early Processing of Emotional Facial Expressions: An Eye-tracking Study
EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies ConsortiumVolume 11, Special Issue 1, 2019 TitleAcetaminophen Does Not Alter the Early Processing of Emotional Facial Expressions: An Eye-tracking Study Author(s)Gallup, A. C., Gagnon, B. K. L., Rosic, B., & Eldakar, O. … Continue reading
What All Good Psychotherapy Has In Common
Evolutionary approaches to human behavior often try to “carve nature at its joints.” This phrase, somehow evocative of Pinocchio, means that when we try to describe or classify psychological phenomena, we shouldn’t use just any old arbitrary organization scheme. Rather, … Continue reading
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EvoS Consortium to become subsidiary of This View of Life!
EvoS Consortium to become subsidiary of This View of Life! In an effort to optimize forces in our work designed to advance evolution’s place in the modern world, the EvoS Consortium is formally joining forces with – and becoming a … Continue reading
NEEPS X: On Cooperation and Interdisciplinarity
Between June 2nd and June 5th, the St. Mary’s University campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia saw one of its conference rooms invaded by a group of evolutionary theory fanatics. As the tenth conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society took … Continue reading
Sticker Shock in Alabama-An Op-Ed in Defense of Science Education
I wanted to share with everyone a recent op-ed letter that I submitted to local and state-wide news media in Alabama following the continued approval of anti-evolution textbook disclaimers in Alabama textbooks. This year marks a decade since the last … Continue reading
Why You Should Tip Your Bartender from an Evolutionary Perspective: How Reciprocal Altruism Can Get You Tipsy.
“I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.” We all know this mantra. Actually, when executed properly, it’s the most efficient way to get things done. Let’s take a moment to think about our ancestors. It wouldn’t make sense for … Continue reading
How I Scared the S*** Out of Guys in Only 15 Minutes…. And Now You Can, Too!
Recently, I had the opportunity to present my work at an evolutionary psychology independent conference (EPIC). It was truly an amazing opportunity and a wonderful experience for presenters and audience members alike. Both alumni and current members of the New … Continue reading
How Evolutionary Psychology Can Help You on a First Date
“Are we doomed?” & “Oh, you must be using me as your case study!” These are the two comments I get the most at work. Did I mention I’m a bartender? By day, I study evolutionary psychology. But by … Continue reading
A dialogue concerning political correctness and its discontents
Aletheia: I shall make two somewhat related contentions. First, science should never be suppressed, distorted, or otherwise manipulated for ANY reason. And second, political correctness has become a suffocating force on many college campuses, in many segments of society, and … Continue reading