Evolutionary psychology

Hadžiomerović, Una (2014) Evolutionary psychology. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Evolutionary psychology is a relatively novel field of science which combines psychology and evolutionary biology. It explores the human quest for the answers to eternal questions of creation, origins and place within the surrounding world. This essay gives the historical developmental framework of this science, lists methods which evaluate evolutionary hypotheses, whereas the central part deals with the four major adaptive problems of the evolutionary theory: survival and growth, mating, parenting and helping relatives. This is followed by naming the issues of living within a group, with a special focus on gender conflicts. The chapter dealing with status, prestige and social dominacy shows noticeable gender differences, while the last part shows evolutionary psychology as an integrated psychological science. There is a wide range of areas this science researches into, which are full of complex relations, dilemmas and disagreements amongst scientists. Different theories and difficulties of their scientific verification have been showcased. In the end the conclusion can only be that evolutionary psychology has a long way of researching into numerous unexplored areas of immense interest. We humans are in the very core of its research – and there is no more interesting field of research than ourselves, is there?

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kalafatić, Mirjana
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 26
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 13:32
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 13:32
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3306

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