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"The term Evolutionary Psychology (upper case) is increasingly being used to designate only work conducted within a specific set of theoretical and methodological commitments shared by a prominent and influential group of researchers (most notably the psychologists David M. Buss, Leda Cosmides, and Steven Pinker and the anthropologists Donald Symons and John Tooby). This group is united in the belief that adoption of an evolutionary perspective on human psychology immediately entails a number of very specific theoretical and methodological commitments. These commitments have been forcefully articulated in two important manifestos (Barkow, Cosmides, and Tooby's The Adapted Mind (1992) and Buss' "Evolutionary Psychology: A New Paradigm for Psychological Science" (1995)), which also reproduce what are considered exemplars of empirical research conducted by this group (for example, Buss' work on mate preferences, Cosmides' work on cheater detection, and Daly and Wilson's work on "discriminative parental solicitude"). Further, Buss compiled the group's fundamental commitments and exemplars in a textbook, Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind (1999), which aims to be the source from which a growing number of future practitioners will be trained and to contribute "in some modest measure to the fulfillment of a scientific revolution that will provide the foundation for psychology in the new millennium" (p. xix)" (Buller, 2000)
- Buller.D.J. 2000. Evolutionary Psychology