How To Evolutionary Psychology

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.