Hey guys! First of all, a big thank you to everyone who came out to the panel discussion on Wednesday, it was a fantastic experience. And thanks again to Professors Higgins, Phillips, and Bonevac for their insightful lectures!
Tomorrow, we’ll be having a relatively informal discussion led by one of our graduate students, Daniel Conroy-Beam, on the discipline known as evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary psychology is believed by some to be a controversial field, and there are many claims associated with EP that have drawn the ire of other academics. We will be discussing criticisms that have been thrown at it, in addition to various misunderstandings, and the actual theoretical framework that EP endorses. As an intro into the topic, Dan has offered two papers, both by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby: the first, entitled “Evolutionary Psychology: Theoretical Foundations”, is a short piece that will serve as a springboard for the discussion. The second paper is a longer, more detailed work for those who want further information.
We’ll be meeting at the usual time and place, Friday in GAR 3.116 at 4:30. Come by for what will surely be a heated discussion!
Armando and Kyle, co-presidents