It’s Time to Dump Evolutionary Psychology


A Behavioral Problem
Evolutionary Psychology Explains . . . Itself?
by Denyse O’Leary

Have you ever wondered when a friend would finally grasp that her boyfriend is just bad news in trousers? If your “friend” were the human race, then evolutionary psychology (EP) is the boyfriend. And it looks as though she is finally beginning to get it. Evolutionary psychology? You must have heard: Evolution, not morality, explains why people return lost wallets (or don’t), run up charge card bills (or don’t), kill their children (or don’t), believe in God (or don’t), and do (or don’t) just about anything that currently interests the editor of the Relationships section of your weekend newspaper.

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Article originally appeared in Salvo issue 11.

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