Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
PSY 390 Human Evolution (Effective Spring 2011)
(Also ANT 390)
4 hours; 4 credits
The evolution of Human life history. Close reference to the actual fossil record and archaeological sites as grounds for inferences that can be drawn concerning evolutionary changes in human growth and development, the social life of prehistoric peoples and the development of language and culture. Using methods of anthropology and comparative psychology, the course will emphasize the evolution of human psychological capabilities such as language, moral reasoning, long-term reciprocity, and culture.
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