Of Hoggamus and Hogwash: Evolutionary Psychology and Gender Relations

Volume
Volume 30
Issue
Summer 2002
Title
Of Hoggamus and Hogwash: Evolutionary Psychology and Gender Relations
Abstract

Evolutionary psychologists argue that genes determine not just human physical, but human behavioral tendencies to a much greater degree than many people want to believe. In particular, they argue that certain behavioral tendencies distinguishing men from women are reflective of different male and female reproductive strategies which evolved during the early history of the human race. In this article, evolutionary psychology's claims to be a rigorous science are questioned, with particular reference to its conclusions about gender relations. In addition, evolutionary psychology as a metaphysical world view is contrasted with the biblical creation account, which calls for gender co-operation, not competition, and which does not see pair-bonding as a reductionistic strategy for getting individuals' genes copied in the next generation.

Author
Dr. M.S. VanLeeuwen
Pages
101 - 111
Price
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