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Psychology (PSYC) Courses Listing - Evolutionary Psychology

Psychology 2451 Evolutionary Psychology
Presents a general framework for thinking about all aspects of mind and behaviour. The course will focus on the theoretical foundations and assumptions of evolutionary psychology such as natural and sexual selection, adaptation, inclusive fitness, and the levels and targets of selection and explore issues such as innateness and development, the significance of ancestral ecology, the modularity of mind, and the origins of cooperation and culture. Students will be equipped with the means to view any psychological phenomenon from an evolutionary perspective.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Psychology 1100
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences