The use of evolution in evolutionary psychology
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Evolutionary psychology tries to explain the human mind and behaviour with an evolutionary perspective. This is done by implementing evolution in the psychological paradigm. Since the end of the 19th century different views on the mind and behaviour of human have developed. Can an 'evolutionary' path be found in these different views? And is evolutionary psychology the logical successor of these views? And does the use of evolution in psychology gives rise to other methodological problems? If so, to what extent can theories of evolutionary psychology be used to explain human mind and behaviour?