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evolutionary psychology

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The branch of psychology in which aspects of brain structure, cognition, and behavior are interpreted as evolutionary adaptations to the physical or social environment.
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The eyes, more than any other feature, serve as a means of nonverbal communication: evolutionary psychologists have identified "a universal, evolved language of the eyes, which is mutually intelligible to all members of our species" (Tooby and Cosmides xvi).
YOUTHFUL LOOKS: Dave Bennison with his wife Sandra in a family snap from around twenty years ago; AGEING PROCESS: 49-year-old businessman Dave Bennison, of Burnopfield, before he had his facelift; THEORIES: Nick Neave, evolutionary psychologist; GREAT RESULTS: Above and below, Dave Bennison at various stages after his cosmetic surgery.
Evolutionary psychologist and behaviorists have much to learn from each other.
evolutionary psychologist describes a trait at the level of generality
Over a period of seven years, the team, led by Liverpool evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar, archaeologist Professor John Gowlett and Professor Clive Gamble, from Southampton will investigate how our social lives have influenced our evolutionary success.
Dr Dylan Evans, an evolutionary psychologist who helped compile the report, said: "People clearly prefer the simple things in life to make themselves happy, like spending time with family or relaxing on the sofa with a bar of chocolate, rather than spending money shopping or dreaming of fame."
reason: The evolutionary psychologist's account of human behavior is clear and succinct, but as the physicist Steven Weinberg says, "The more comprehensible the universe becomes, the more pointless it seems."
It is an essay in Human Nature Review, by the evolutionary psychologist David Barash, on Gould's 2002 swan-song, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory (TSET), 1433 pages.
Dr Helen Fisher, an evolutionary psychologist, says we are designed to be monogamous for four years - the time it takes to raise a child through infancy.
As one evolutionary psychologist noted, "Our modern skulls house a Stone Age mind."
And the case for night owls In 2009, Satoshi Kanazawa, a provocative evolutionary psychologist from the London School of Economics and Political Science, inspired many headlines with a study that attempted to suggest that night owls may be more intelligent than larks.
trigger an increase in endorphins, the brain chemicals known for their feel-good effect," writes James Gorman of The New York Times in "Scientists Hint at Why Laughter Feels So Good" from September 2011, summarizing Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary psychologist at Oxford University.

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