EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 1, Issue 1, 2009
Voices from the field: Current trends and experiences in Evolutionary Psychology
Maryanne Fisher, Aaron Goetz, Sarah Hill, Daniel Kruger, Richard Michalski, Karol Osipowicz, Steven M. Platek, and Catherine Salmon
In 2004, Fisher, Kruger, Platek, and Salmon published an article describing their experiences as recent graduate students and newly hired faculty with strong interests in Evolutionary Psychology. Part of the intent was to offer guidance to students and their supervisors on how to become established in the field. Five years have past since the initial publication. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, and 150 years since the publication of his On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, providing a logical opportunity for reflection on the state of the field. We offer an update on our own positions and evaluate the current prospects of the field, as well as add the experiences of three evolutionary psychologists who just recently made the transition to faculty positions, and one current graduate student. Similar to the original article, we offer our insights with the hope that it is instructive for students and educators.
How to cite this article:
Fisher, M., Goetz, A., Hill, S., Kruger, D., Michalski, R., Osipowicz, K., Platek, S. M., & Salmon, C. (2009). Voices from the field: Current trends and experiences in Evolutionary Psychology. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 1(1), 11-33.