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Contemporary evolutionary psychology and the evolution of intelligence

Lewis, D.M.G., Al-Shawaf, L. and Anderson, M. (2017) Contemporary evolutionary psychology and the evolution of intelligence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40 . Article e210.

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Burkart et al.'s impressive synthesis will serve as a valuable resource for intelligence research. Despite its strengths, the target article falls short of offering compelling explanations for the evolution of intelligence. Here, we outline its shortcomings, illustrate how these can lead to misguided conclusions about the evolution of intelligence, and suggest ways to address the article's key questions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © Cambridge University Press 2017
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