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Evolutionary psychology is an approach to understanding any facet of the psychology field. It is concerned with how the mind is designed based on the assumptions and insights from evolutionary biology and evolutionary game theory. The purpose of evolutionary psychology research is to outline the blueprint of the mind and ultimately explain human nature. Evolutionary psychologists claim that the human brain was largely formed in primitive times, so to understand human cognition and behavior, it is necessary to evaluate the prehistoric conditions under which our ancestors lived.

The concepts and principles at the foundation of evolutionary theory can be applied to psychology based on the assumption that humans are a product of natural selection as a way of explaining behavior. This is a very different position ...

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