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Evolutionary Psychology

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the field of evolutionary psychology and its implications for law and other social sciences. Evolutionary psychology is the application of the analytical techniques of evolutionary biology (including the concepts of natural selection and sexual selection) to the evolution of the human mind and its operation. Evolutionary biology itself provides a persuasive explanation for our biological natures. The human body evolved to meet the physical challenges confronted by humans deep in our evolutionary past, and particularly in response to the environment of preliterate huntergatherer societies in which humans have lived for most of their evolutionary past, millennia before the emergence of civilizations in the Fertile Crescent, much less modern industrial society. For instance, human backs, hands, ...

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