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    For the PYA4 exam questions 13 and 15 the last paragraph, technically, should be the same. Was just wondering if anybody could help me on finding some evaluation points on evolutionary psychology.

    Some of the ones i've thought of currently is that evolutionary psychology fails to take account of changes over time and cultural differences.

    Anything else would be greatly appreciated!
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    i dont do q13, but i do do q15 so im not sure if this will help..

    i sometimes write that evulationary explanations are post-hoc as theyve been proposed in retrospect and lack empirical support and therefore lack scientific validity.

    u could also say stuff like (for depression) it doesnt take into account cultural factors. like women who have children and a career at the same time, they worry that it affects their child's development and also worry that if they take too much time off work they'll lose their job.
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    umm just off the top off my head - ah panicking for tuesday

    but a few evaluation points could be that evoultionary explanations only take into one aspect of behaviour/insight into only one aspect.. therefore pyschological factors and social factors are ignored i.e for question 15 you could take about intense emotions in an attachment bond and therefore behaviour isnt just dependent on genetic factors but an interaction of genetics and psychosocial factors

    Also maybe you could weave in a reductionist/deterministic evaluative point --- evolutionary account dosent account for free will and assumes that behaviour is control by genetics

    - even talk about animal tests maybe invalidated as the are unatural experiments being used to test human abilities/behaviours

    - a common evaluation point is that evolutionary explanations lack expanlantory power as they do not account for other factors e.g if your talking about parental investment they do not account for broody men or women who do not want children...

    theres a few more but maybe more will come to you as your writing the a01 points- im not sure about question 13 as im only doing question 15 but hope a few points were useful
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    I'm doing question 15 too! Just looking through my nots on sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour. Have you got any idea what might come up int he exam? Dya know what came up in January?

    Thanx
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    ^ intelligence came up in january but it dosent mean it wont come up again...
 
 
 
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