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PSYK8950 A.2.7. INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY 6 ECTS
Organised by
Psychology
Person in charge
Nils Sandman & Katja Valli (lecture course), Markus Rantala (book exam)

Learning outcomes

After the course the students will be familiar with the theory and mechanisms of evolution, the fundamentals of modern evolutionary psychology, and the application of evolutionary psychology in various sub-disciplines in psychology.

Contents

The course will provide an introduction to evolutionary psychology and human behavioural ecology. The theory and mechanisms of evolution, the fundamentals of modern evolutionary psychology, and the application of evolutionary psychological thinking in various sub-disciplines in psychology will be discussed. The lectures will cover topics such as mechanisms of evolution and natural selection, sexual selection and mate choice, the evolution of social behavior, language and cognition, and Darwinian medicine.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h

Students who have completed the course Johdatus evoluutiopsykologiaan, 2 ETCS, can obtain only 4 ETSC points as the contents of the courses are partially overlapping.

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Workman & Reader (2013). Evolutionary Psychology, 3rd edition.

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1-3. year autumn and onwards

Study materials

Workman & Reader (2013). Evolutionary Psychology, 3rd edition.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology
Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology
Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology
2017–2018
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology
Psychology
Speech-Language Pathology