Pop Evolutionary Psychology

The link below is to a Scientific American article that identifies some significant problems with popular evolutionary psychology and the work of David M. Buss and Steven Pinker. David J. Buller, the author, identifies four major problems with popular evolutionary explanations of human behaviour: analysis of Pleistocene adaptive problems yields clues to the mind's design, we can know or discover, why distinctive human traits evolved, our modern skulls house a stone age mind, and the psychological data provides clear evidence for popular evolutionary psychology. 

This article could be useful for A02 material: evolutionary explanations of human behaviour are speculative and view modern human behaviour in stone age terms.

Link to Evolution of the Mind: 4 fallacies of Psychology

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