What are some specific modern-day social issues that relate to evolutionary psychology? How does the study of evolutionary psychology shed light on the problems and solutions related to these issues
The Evolutionary theory purports to explain diverse known facts about natural selection, reproductive fitness, mating preferences, sexual behavior, etc (Buss, l996). Evolutionary Psychology examines behavioral process in terms of their adaptive value for members of a species over the course of generations. The basic premise underlying the Evolutionary theory is that natural selection favors behaviors that advance reproductive success (i.e., transmission of genes). Two modern social issues relative to evolutionary psychology are gender differences and theories of aggression.
Taking the issues of aggression as a social problem (e.g., bullying), Social learning theories draw on evolutionary perspectives that suggest human ...
In this solution, Evolutionary Psychology is examined focused on the behavioral process in terms of its adaptive value for members of a species over the course of generations.