EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY

Second cycle degree in CLINICAL DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: ANDREA-SIGFRIDO CAMPERIO CIANI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: We will start exploring Evolutionary theory, it is important some fundaments of Ethology, animal behaviour, since evolutionary psychology expands the field of behavioral ecology applied to humans as compared to other animals. So the teacher suggest previously to attend ethology course however this is not compulsory.
Examination methods: We offer two different modes of evaluation the first only for students attending all lessons that will be a presentation in Power point on a subject agreed with the student, and a subsequent short paper relative to the presentation. The other mode will be a written exam followed by an oral one during the conventional exam session (the first modality depends of course on the number of attending students)
Course unit contents: Content:
understand all aspects of evolutionary theory
understand the concept of adaptation and adaptive value
the concept of selected trait
beauty and attractiveness
mating strategies
differences in personalities and their possible adaptive value
infanticide
sexual abuses
pedophilia
violence and sexual violence
sexual orientation and sexual identity
cad-dad theory and seduction
paternal behavior
fecundity and determinants of fecundity variations in populations
and other human behavior issues