You are required to write a 2,000 word research essay on this question
The word limit is 2,000 words. Note that the word count includes the reference section. You may go up to 10% over or under the word limit for this essay (i.e. 2200 is the absolute maximum, 1800 the minimum). Essays out of these limits will have marks deducted. You must include a word count at the top of the first page of your essay.
You may use any citation and reference style, but use it consistently. You must provide a reference section at the end of your essay.
Only cite peer-reviewed academic articles and books. Do not cite Wikipedia or other similar internet sites as they are not quality controlled to the extent necessary for academic use. The online Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy is an exception: http://plato.stanford.edu/
Each essay has required citations. Please read these papers carefully – they will help you answer the essay questions well.
What is Evolutionary Psychology? Is it a promising research programme for understanding modern human psychology and behaviour? Consider arguments both for and against the field when answering this question.??
Cosmides, Leda, and John Tooby. 2003. “Evolutionary Psychology: Theoretical Foundations.” In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, 54–64. London: Macmillan.
Gray, Russell D., Megan Heaney, and Scott Fairhall. 2003. “Evolutionary Psychology and the Challenge of Adaptive Explanation.” In From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology, edited by Kim Sterelny and Julie Fitness, 247–268. New York: Psychology Press.
Pigliucci, Massimo, and Jonathan Kaplan. 2010. “Testing Adaptive Hypotheses: Historical Evidence and Human Adaptations.” In Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology, 150–74. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Sterelny, Kim. 1995. “The Adapted Mind.” Biology and Philosophy 10 (3): 365–80.