Article ID: CBB001452055

Evolutionary Psychology and the Historian (2014)

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Scheidel, Walter (Author)


American Historical Review
Volume: 119, no. 5
Issue: 5
Pages: 1563-1575


Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Part of a series: History Meets Biology
Language: English

Evolutionary psychology (EP) offers a complementary way of accounting for universal constraints on reproduction within the nuclear family by positing a biological contribution to actual avoidance behavior. This approach is complementary rather than alternative, in that it is fully compatible with the notion of cultural specific prohibitions (or the lack or even inversion thereof, as in the Zoroastrian record): instead, it seeks to provide a more complete understanding of historically observed behavioral propensities. It challenges historians to engage with debates in other fields in multiple ways: by helping to ensure that the whole range of documented historical outcomes is taken into account, by critiquing readings that fail to do justice to the complexities of the record, and by incorporating findings from outside their own discipline that contribute to a deeper understanding of observed processes

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Authors & Contributors
Hedman, Matthew
Gierl, Martin
Burman, Jeremy Trevelyan
Russell, Edmund
Roth, Randolph
Harper, Kyle
Journals
American Historical Review
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
History of Psychology
Journal of Early Modern History
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
Frommann-Holzboog
University of New Hampshire
Springer International Publishing
Routledge
Concepts
History as a discipline; chronology; study of the past
Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
Historiography
History of science, as a discipline
Biology
Psychology
People
Gatterer, Johann Christoph
Places
Europe
Germany
United States
Spain
Poland
Asia
Times
21st century
20th century, late
Early modern
18th century
Enlightenment
17th century
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