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Donald Symons is an American anthropologist who is best known for pioneering the analysis of the evolutionary psychology of human sexuality.

He is presently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Selected publicationsEdit

Symons, D. (1992) "On the use and misuse of Darwinism in the study of human behavior" in Barkow, J., Cosmides, L. & Tooby, J. (eds) (1992) The adapted mind: Evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture (New York: Oxford University Press)

Symons, D. (1990) "Adaptiveness and adaptation," in Ethology and Sociobiology, 11: 427—444.

Symons, D. (1989) "A critique of Darwinian anthropology," in Ethology and Sociobiology, 10: 131—144.

Symons, D. (1987) "If we're all Darwinians, what's the fuss about?" in Crawford, Smith & Krebs, Sociobiology and Psychology, #—#.

Symons, D. (1979) The Evolution of Human Sexuality (New York: Oxford University Press).ISBN 0195029070

See alsoEdit

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