Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Evolutionary Psychology   posted by Darth Quixote @ 8/02/2006 05:41:00 PM

The journal Evolutionary Psychology is completely open access. It is probably worthwhile to check in there periodically. A just-published original research article, "Do some taxa have better domain-general cognition than others? A meta-analysis of nonhuman primate studies," is getting some press coverage.

It seems to me this journal contains a fair deal of book reviews and editorials. Geoffrey Miller has a piece called "The Asian future of evolutionary psychology" that I find extremely dubious, even for a forum where speculations only loosely moored to any empirical findings are clearly invited. My take on Miller as a sensationalist who cares more about leaving vivid impressions than seeking the truth is confirmed to my satisfaction.