Timetable


DATE

TOPIC

READING

ASSIGNMENT

LECTURE NOTES

 

1Tue. Jan. 17

Course overview

 

 

 

 

2Thu Jan. 19

Why Evolutionary Psychology?

Dawkins Chapters 1 and 2, NY Times article on Dawkins

 

Problems with SSSM

 

3Tue. Jan. 24

Foundations of EP

Buss: 1, Review of Plotkin

 

EP foundations

 

4Thu. Jan. 26

Psychological Foundations

Buss: 2, Schmitt & Pilcher

 

Psych foundations

 

5Tue. Jan. 31

The hostile forces of nature: food

Buss: 3, Lobue, Rakison, & Deloache

Review paper HO

 

 

6Thu. Feb. 2

The hostile forces of nature: survival

 

 

7Tue. Feb. 7

Womenís LT mating strategies

Buss: 4, Buss (1986)

 

Women LT strategies

 

8Thu. Feb. 9

Womenís LT mating strategies cont.

 

 

 

 

9Tue. Feb. 14

Menís LT mating strategies

Buss: 5, Buss & Schmitt (1993)

Review outline due

Menís LT strategies

 

10Thu. Feb. 16

Menís LT mating strategies cont.

 

 

 

11 Tue. Feb. 21

Short-term sexual strategies

Buss: 6, Mate value study

Research paper HO

Short-term strategies

 

12 Thu. Feb. 23

Short-term sexual strategiescont.

 

 

 

13 Tue. Feb. 28

Problems of parenting

Buss: 7, Daly & Wilson

Parenting

 

14 Thu. Mar. 2

Problems of parenting cont.

Research outline due

 

 

15 Tue. Mar. 7

Status, prestige, dominance

Buss 12

 

 

 

15 Thu. Mar. 9

MID-TERM EXAM

 

 

 

17 Tue. Mar. 14

SPRING BREAK

 

18 Thu. Mar. 16

 

 

 

19 Tue. Mar. 21

Problems of kinship

Buss: 8, Daly, Wilson, et al

 

Kinship

 

20 Thu. Mar 23

Problems of kinship cont.

 

 

21 Tue. Mar. 28

Cooperation

Buss: 9, Altruism

 

Cooperation

 

22 Thu. Mar. 30

Cooperation cont.

 

 

23 Tue. Apr 4

Aggression and warfare

Buss: 10, Buss & Shackleford

Review paper due

Aggression

 

24 Thu. Apr. 6

Aggression and warfare cont.

 

 

27 Tue. Apr. 11

Class presentations

 

 

 

 

28 Thu. Apr. 13

Class presentations

 

 

 

 

25 Tue. Apr. 18

Class presentations

 

 

 

26 Thu. Apr. 20

NO CLASS - CARNIVAL

 

 

29 Tue. Apr. 25

Conflict between the sexes

Buss: 11, Shackleford et al

 

Conflict

 

30 Thu. Apr. 27

Conflict between the sexes cont.

 

 

 

29 Tue. May 2

Topic TBD by class

Buss 13,TBD

 

Marcus language, Marcus rules, Development

 

30 Thu. May 4

Last class: Review

Buss 13

Research paper due

 

 

FINAL EXAM: DATE TBA