Taking A-level psychology seriously; in defence of empiricism; and much more
Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Includes web-only extras.
Chris Lerwill digs into the archives, 200 years after Darwin’s birth and 150 after the publication of On the Origin of Species.
S. Craig Roberts and John E. Lycett introduce us to some graduates from the MSc in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool
President’s column; Presidents’ Award; accreditation; journals success; and more
mental toughness; consciousness; the compassionate mind; and more, including web-only reviews
Brian Haig advocates ‘inference to the best explanation’, a method used by Darwin and of relevance for theory appraisal in psychology
Explanatory theories in psychology are usually evaluated by employing the hypothetico-deductive method and testing them for their predictive accuracy. The purpose of this short article is to bring...
Could the most human of qualities owe their existence to tiny, mindless organisms? Justin H. Park and Mark Schaller investigate
Parasites have had profound effects on human evolution. Recent research implicates the existence of a set of psychological adaptations that serve as a first line of behavioural defence against...
Wendy Iredale and Mark Van Vugt look at the Darwinian psychology of helping and generosity
Could Darwinian sexual selection help us understand altruism towards strangers? We propose that altruism may be used as a ‘peacock’s tail’ to attract females. We argue that altruism is an...
Daniel Nettle looks to an unexpected source for answers
One of the most striking things about humans is that they behave in different ways in different places. You don’t need to travel to an exotic location to see this: just stroll through different...