Maybe Evolutionary Psychology

Here is an essay for use by evolutionary psychologists. Written by Alice Shirell Kaswell, its title is “Maybe—Evolutionary Psychology.” Maybe—Evolutionary Psychology by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staff Maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe? Maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe […]

A tribute to regret and regrets

Amanda Hess pays tribute, in Slate, to certain researchers [pictured here] and their research. Her tribute begins thus: College Men and Women Express Different Sexual Regrets. Could Cave People Be to Blame? In a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, a team of evolutionary psychologists queried 200 American college students on their greatest romantic and […]

Psychology: Simplicity is Unappealing

Simple explanations simply don’t cut it, sometimes for some people. Especially for some professional psychologists. This essay explores that strange fact: “Clever Animals and Killjoy Explanations in Comparative Psychology,” Sara J. Shettleworth, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 14, no. 11, November 2010, pp. 477-81. The author, at the University of Toronto, explains: From the process […]