Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology (EP) is a theoretical approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological structure from a modern evolutionary perspective. It seeks to identify which human psychological traits are evolved adaptations – that is, the functional products of natural selection or sexual selection in human evolution. Adaptationist thinking about physiological mechanisms, such as the heart, lungs, and immune system, is common in evolutionary biology. Some evolutionary psychologists apply the same thinking to psychology, arguing that the mind has a modular structure similar to that of the body, with different modular adaptations serving different functions. Evolutionary psychologists argue that much of human behavior is the output of psychological adaptations that evolved to solve recurrent problems in human ancestral environments.

Evolutionary physiology have worked to identify physical adaptations of the body that represent "human physiological nature," the purpose of evolutionary psychology is to identify evolved emotional and cognitive adaptations that represent "human psychological nature." Evolutionary psychology adopts an understanding of the mind that is based on the computational theory of mind. It describes mental processes as computational operations. evolutionary theory can provide a foundational, metatheoretical framework that integrates the entire field of psychology.

  • Neurosciences
  • Evolutionary Psychology and the Emotions
  • Evolutionary biology

Related Conference of Evolutionary Psychology

May 15-16, 2017

18th International Congress on Applied Psychology and Psychiatry

Munich, Germany@ Novotel München City Arnulfpark
June 21-23, 2017

3rd International Conference on Mental Health and Human Resilience

@ Holiday Inn London, Brentford Lock, UK
July 12-13, 2017

19th Global Congress on Pediatricians & Child Psychiatry

Chicago, Illinios, USA
October 16-17, 2017

2nd Global Clinical Psychologists Annual Meeting

Osaka, Japan
October 19-20, 2017

25th World Summit on Psychology, Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

San Francisco, California, USA
November 02-03, 2017

27th World Congress on Clinical Psychiatry

Atlanta, USA
November 20-21, 2017

28th International Conference on Psychiatry & Mental Health

Melbourne, Australia
December 07-09, 2017

29th World Psychiatrist Meet

Dubai

Evolutionary Psychology Conference Speakers

Recommended Sessions

Related Journals

Are you interested in