EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 5, Issue 1, 2013
Evolution integrated across all islands of the human behavioral archipelago: All psychology as Evolutionary Psychology
Rachael A. Carmen, Glenn Geher, Daniel J. Glass, Amanda E. Guitar, Terry L. Grandis, Laura Johnsen, Melvin M. Philip, Rebecca L. Newmark, Grant T. Trouton, & Briana R. Tauber
Teaching evolutionary principles in higher education can provide an integrative theoretical foundation that can be used to incorporate vast amounts of interdisciplinary knowledge. Yet, paradoxes regarding evolutionary theory’s place in academia are rampant—particularly when it comes to applying evolutionary principles to psychology. The EvoS Consortium is premised on the idea that evolutionary theory can shed light on phenomena across all areas of academia. Evolutionary principles have been an important aspect in the advancement of scientific research and knowledge since the modern synthesis in the late 1930’s. In an effort to demonstrate the utility of the evolutionary perspective throughout psychology as a whole, this paper includes sections on several of the major areas of psychology. Specifically, we use this approach to address social, personality, developmental, cultural, biological and applied psychology. Very basically, this paper is designed to show how evolutionary approaches to behavior have not only helped to better understand various aspects of our psychology, but have changed the way we think and understand ourselves as humans.
How to cite this article:
Carmen, R. A., Geher, G., Glass, D. J., Guitar, A. E., Grandis, T. L., Johnsen, L., Philip, M. M., Newmark, R. L., Trouton, G. T., & Tauber, B. R. (2013). Evolution integrated across all islands of the human behavioral archipelago: All psychology as Evolutionary Psychology. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 5(1), 108-126.