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Evolutionary Psychology and Mass Media

Evolutionary Psychology and Mass Media

Evolutionary psychology and mass media
Gayle S. Stever

When considering the topic of evolutionary psychology and mass media, the questions come very quickly. For example:

  • As media has become more a part of human life, have humans adapted to it in an evolutionary sense, i.e. has natural selection had a chance to play a part in the way humans adapt to mass media?
  • If survival and reproduction are the two evolutionary imperatives, which has been the bigger influence in the way media has developed in the last century?
  • If men and women have different reproductive agendas, how has that affected the different ways that men and women use media?
  • Are mass media and entertainment adaptations, or are they by-products ...
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