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There are at least three major divisions in the evolutionary study of human behavior [1]: evolutionary psychology, human behavioral ecology and dual inheritance theory (also called "gene-culture coevolution"). Some authors suggest that sociobiology and memetics are further divisions of the field [2].

Table of contents
  1. Intro to evolutionary psychology
  2. Intro to human behavioral ecology
  3. Intro to dual inheritance theory/gene-culture coevolution
  4. Authors in alphabetical order with links to publications
  5. Notes

The Four Areas of Biology
The Four Areas of Biology AND levels of inquiry

Intro to evolutionary psychologyEdit

  • Durrant, R., & Ellis, B.J. (2003).Evolutionary Psychology.In M. Gallagher & R.J. Nelson (Eds.), Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, Volume Three: Biological Psychology (pp. 1-33). New York: Wiley & Sons.

Intro to evolutionary developmental psychologyEdit

Main article: Evolutionary developmental psychology

Intro to evolutionary educational psychologyEdit

Main article: Evolutionary educational psychology

Intro to human behavioral ecologyEdit

  • Hames, R. (2001). Human Behavioral Ecology. In N. J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Pergamon, Oxford. Pp. 6946-695.

Intro to dual inheritance theory/gene-culture coevolutionEdit

Scholars in alphabetical order with links to publicationsEdit


Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



  • William L. Benzon, Research on cultural evolution, including cognition, music, literature Link to Publications
  • Ted Bergstrom, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara Link to Publications
  • Nicholas G. Blurton Jones, Depts. of Anthropology, Education, & Psychiatry, UCLA, Link to Publications





  • Bernhard Fink, Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Germany Link to Publications


  • Karl Grammer, Director of the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology in Vienna/Austria Link to Publications


  • David G. Hays, Research on cultural evolution, cultural complexity, evolution of technology Link to Publications
  • Ronald Henss Research on Face Perception, Personality Impressions, Physical Attractiveness, Waist-to-Hip Ratio, Evolutionary Psychology, Personality Psychology, etc. Link to Publications





  • Bobbi S. Low, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan Link to Publications
  • Virpi Lummaa, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield Link to Publications


  • Manfred Milinski, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max-Planck Institute, Germany Link to Publications
  • Michael E. Mills, Psychology Department, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Link to Publications


  • Randolph M. Nesse, Department of Psychiatry & Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan Link to Publications





  • Peter J. Richerson, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, U.C. Davis Link to Publications Note: Several papers by Richerson are also co-authored by Rob Boyd, (who is on this list), and some can be downloaded on Boyd's page.





  • Eckart Voland, Zentrum für Philosophie. und Grundlagen der Wissenschaft der Univ. Giessen, Germany Link to Publications


  • Glenn Wilson, Psychology Dept., Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, University of London Link to Publications





  1. ^  Smith, Eric Alden (2000). "Three Styles in the Evolutionary Analysis of Human Behavior" in Lee Cronk, Napoleon Chagnon and William Irons Adaptation and Human Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective, 27-48, New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
  2. ^  Laland, Kevin N.; Gillian R. Brown (2002). Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behaviour, New York: Oxford University Press.

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