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  • 1 Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
  • 2 Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Department of Psychology, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, UK
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Abstract

It has been 150 years since the publication of Darwin's 1859 On the Origins of Species. Darwin proposed that human intelligence was a product of the evolutionary process, and that it would be interesting to investigate human faculties in light of those of other animals. Here we review some ideas that bring together the fields of evolutionary psychology and comparative psychology, and we present developmental and comparative evidence to show that Darwin's vision, 150 years on, has come to fruition.

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No Evolutionist is an Island

A review of Kevin N. Laland and Gillian R. Brown (2011) Sense and Nonsense. Evolutionary perspectives of human behaviour Oxford: Oxford University Press. 270 pages, ISBN: 978-0-19-958696-7