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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Evolutionary psychology

BEFORE

1859 Biologist Charles Darwin says that emotion, perception, and cognition are evolutionary adaptations.

1960s Noam Chomsky claims that the capacity for language is an innate ability.

1969 John Bowlby argues that the attachment of newborn babies to their mothers is genetically programmed.

1976 In The Selfish Gene, British biologist Richard Dawkins states that behavioral tendencies evolve through interaction with others over a long period of time.

AFTER

2000 In The Mating Mind, American evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller says that human intelligence is shaped by sexual selection.

The debate over how ...

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