Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology (EP) – the new science of the mind

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain Psychology
    Code UE-L25.01258
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 08:15 - 10:00, Hebdomadaire

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    How do we choose our partners? Why did jealousy evolve? Why do stepfathers and stepmothers invest more in their own children, and less in their step-children? Why do young mothers claim that the newborn looks like her/his father? Why do women and men have different ‘business plans’ for reproduction? Why do male skateboarders not fail their tricks when the assessor is male, but not female? Why did war evolve?

    The course provides the introduction to the fascinating concepts of evolutionary psychology (EP). EP provides scientific and evidence-based concepts to explain why our mind evolved over time to adapt to issues of survival, reproduction and social interactions.

    Comments

    Course/lecture: The lectures take place every Monday on zoom

    Available seats 50
    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    No
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    Basic textbook (mandatory!): Buss, D. (2019). Evolutionary Psychology: The new science of the mind. 6thedition. New York NY; Routledge. ISBN-10: 1138088617

    The book can be purchased as e-book.

    The course and all readers are in English.

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    22.02.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    01.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    08.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    15.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    22.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    29.03.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    12.04.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    19.04.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    26.04.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    03.05.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    10.05.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    17.05.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
    31.05.2021 08:15 - 10:00 Cours
  • Assessments methods

    Examen - SP-2021, Session d'été 2021

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Multiple Choice

    Examen - SP-2021, Autumn Session 2021

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Multiple Choice

    Examen - SA-2021, Session d'hiver 2022

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Multiple Choice

    Examen - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Multiple Choice

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Education / Psychology 30 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_NP_de_v01
    Wahlpflichtmodule > CogNeuro Topics

    Education / Psychology 90 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_VP_de_v01
    Wahlpflichtmodule > CogNeuro Topics

    Psychology 30 [MA]
    Version: SA18_MA_P2_fr_de_bil_v01
    Specialisation Module > Cognitive Neuroscience > Current Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience (NCS A)

    Special Education 90 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_VP_de_v01
    Profile > Option > Speech and Language Therapy > Modul 3b – (Psycho-)Linguistik und Kognitionswissen-schaft