Sometimes, what we think and what we say don't necessarily line-up. When this happens, word meaning changes. Lets find out why.
How do words relate to another? In this article, we will discuss vital distinctions to know for any competent linguist.
Frequently, people will conflate the views of sociobiology with evolutionary psychology, and misunderstand the level of analysis that evolutionary psychology operates on; they will say that certain behaviors are adaptive rather than saying certain functions reflect a physiological adaptation (Buss, 2016). These distinctions are subtle and need to be understood in order to see the differences between the two disciplines: namely, evo-psych and sociobiology. As such, I will first outline the difference between an adaptation and adaptiveness, and then I will highlight the differences between evo-psych and sociobiology.