Darwin’s iPhone: The Politics and Rhetoric of Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, and Online Education

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution In a recent speech, John Tooby, one of the founders of evolutionary psychology, compared the human brain to an iPhone full of different apps. (Huffingtonpost! Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: I’m not sure what to think of this article. It starts of with some critical remarks on evolutionary psychology and cognitive […]

Men Are From Earth, Women Are From Earth – Care2.com (blog)

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution Men Are From Earth, Women Are From Earth Care2.com (blog) The study is a direct repudiation of pop evolutionary psychology, which holds that male and female traits are hard-wired and predetermined. Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: If I understand this article correctly, there is not so much a biological basis for […]

CultureLab: Ice-age art hints at birth of modern mind

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution CultureLab: Ice-age art hints at birth of modern mind – http://t.co/3OMgfCel #art #culture #environment #news Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: This is a must-see exhibition, I think. If I only had the time (and the money)! Love this quote from curator Jill Cook: "What’s so spectacular about the modern brain, and […]

Personal, Group, and Evolutionary Psychology

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution One of the more interesting tendencies I’ve noticed among online intellectuals is the glorification of evolutionary psychology (New blog post: Personal, Group, and Evolutionary Psychology http://t.co/O2otDlDM)… Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: Some good questions oe the place of evolutionary psychology within the field of psychology. See on therawness.com

Evolution and the Psychopath

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution Is there a cultural component to the continued presence of psychopaths? (Evolution and the Psychopath: Could there be a cultural component to the continued presence of… Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: Very interesting read on what might be a case of gene-culture co-evolution. Puts educational environment right on centre stage! See […]

Finger Treads | Evolutionary Psychology

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution Finger Treads – are our fingers like tyres? | Evolutionary Psychology http://t.co/gDnEdhJ8 Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: A just so story, or for real? The article cautions that more research needs to be done, but it’s an interesting story anyway. Wrinkled fingers as the biological equivalent of race tires: awesome! See […]

“Asia’s missing women” as a problem in applied evolutionary psychology? | Evolutionary Psychology

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution In many parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, women and children are so undervalued, neglected, abused, and so often killed, that sex ratios are now strongly male biased. In recent decades, sex-biased abortion has exacerbated the problem. Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: Very interesting article (free download) showing […]