Academic Year 2013-2014

Event Title

Sympathy for the Devil? Rape, Murder, and Evolutionary Psychology

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Start Date

13-3-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

13-3-2014 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Evolution | Sociology of Culture

Description

The field of evolutionary psychology has engendered no small amount of controversy by investigating the adaptations underlying some of humans’ most objectionable behaviors: racial discrimination, psychopathic deception, infanticide, murder, warfare, and rape. This talk will provide an overview of the field, with a focus on the evolutionary research on rape and murder and the reception it has received in academic circles.

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Mar 13th, 12:00 PM Mar 13th, 1:00 PM

Sympathy for the Devil? Rape, Murder, and Evolutionary Psychology

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

The field of evolutionary psychology has engendered no small amount of controversy by investigating the adaptations underlying some of humans’ most objectionable behaviors: racial discrimination, psychopathic deception, infanticide, murder, warfare, and rape. This talk will provide an overview of the field, with a focus on the evolutionary research on rape and murder and the reception it has received in academic circles.