Journal of Evolutionary Psychology

Journal of Evolutionary Psychology is a magazine specializing in Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1-2, March

Anne Sexton-Making More of One's Own Life through the Creation of Metaphor
Anne Sexton (1928-1974) was a poet who began her career in her twenty-seventh year after establishing herself as a wife and mother in greater Boston. She was cursed with a lifelong obsession with suicide. She was in therapy with a psychiatrist three...
A Number of Naive Approaches
The contemporary argument concerning the display of violence, sex and other x-rated material on the TV screen represents a one-sided approach to this issue. TV shows and movies can, of course, be moderately controlled. However the question arises:...
At the Edge of Contemplation
"So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth, and complicates a destiny that is divine, with human fatality; so long as the three problems...
Beyond Pride and Pretense
The true psychologist may be schooled in theory and constrained by method, but his main concern is the mental content behind words, the feeling behind belief, and the motive behind behavior. The ideas we have do not spring up out of nowhere, uncaused,...
Challenge of Self Knowledge
Because a person is a feeling being first and a thinking being second, it is important to know our feelings in order to understand our thoughts. How one thinks about oneself, therefore, also means how one feels. But feeling, like thinking, comes out...
Do You Know How the White Race Was Created?
Once upon a time, there lived two men in the Garden of Eden. One was called Kain and the other was called Abel. Both were black, because all people were black. The Lord created Adam, and Adam was also black. The Bible tells us how Adam was black. The...
"Honest" Iago and the Evil Nature of Words
What if you were evil? How would you destroy your enemies? Would you do it by telling the truth? Probably not. But, if you were Iago, you would. And it makes perfect sense. If one lives in a world of goodness, honesty and truth, then evil would...
Ideas of Intelligent Human Beings: We Live in the Age of Technology, Why Are There Dayly Actions Violence?
Ideas of Intelligent Human Beings: We Live In The Age Of Technology, Why Are There dayly Actions Violence? 1) What is the actual purpose of "Neither intelligence nor life? imagination are able to cause ...
"Naming of Parts," "Judging Distances," Literary Snobbery and Careless Reading in the Analysis of Henry Reed's "Lessons of the War"
Though individual poems, "Naming of Parts" and "Judging Distances," in Henry Reed's series "Lessons of the War," are widely anthologized and are considered among the best poems of WW II, the explication that exists offers a curious but consistent phenomenon:...
Not at the Edge of Contemplation Part Two
One frequently hears or reads the expression "To gild the lily," meaning, it would seem, to over-embellish something that is already beautiful. However, the actual quote of Shakespeare, from KING JOHN, IV, ii, 10, is as follows: "To guard a title...
Organization and Leadership Theory: An Evolutionary Psychology Perspective
Introduction Corporate executives have bilked stakeholders out of investment and retirement dollars. Employees report discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and words such as "sex and scandal" are frequently associated with our leaders....
Political Potpourri
Historically, the words "liberal" and "conservative" have meaning only when applied to a particular person or a certain class of individuals. There is a great deal of disparity of belief between those people who call themselves liberal or conservative....
Prelude to Social Sanity
It is a mistake to believe that human beings can mature psychologically without any assistance. In other words, to believe that the mind grows by itself if left alone, just as the body grows naturally. As a society we have been very slow in learning...
Reflections on Life with My Dog Lindsay
APOLOGIA: To those readers who have had the fortune of enjoying Life with a loving and loyal pot, this article, I trust, needs no explanation. To those readers who have not been graced with such an experience, I merely ask you to indulge an anthropomorphic,...
The Art of Thinking
We all wear a mask that serves to hide our secrets, to protect us from exposure, to put ourselves in a better light. "A man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion still." This couplet expresses the state of the mass mind. Most people...
The Dimension of Psychology
What is wrong with our mass mentality when our society is suffering from so many social ills? Crime, violence, drug addiction, sexual immaturity, and racial hatred are a few of the symptoms of mass neurosis. People in the Middle Ages were burdened...
The Illusions of Opinion
If public opinion is a matter of conditioning by propagandists, how does the free individual determine which opinion is integrally his? Think of living in a culture in which political opinions are formed by psychologic conditioning and made the basis...
The Kingdom of the Mind
Edward Dyer (1540-1607), English poet, saw his mind as a kingdom: My mind to me a kingdom is; Such present joys therein I find, That it excels all other bliss That earth affords or grows by kind: Though much I want which most...
The Myth of Political Lables
It is the nature of political labels to confound their own meanings. They do not explain the true political philosophy of those who use such words as "radical" or "liberal" or "conservative." These words have little meaning without some historial perspective....
The Suggestible Crowd
"It is better to be the head of a sardine than the tail of a peacock." I heard this old proverb from my father when I was very young. It stayed with me throughout the years as a guide whenever I found myself making important decisions. It helped me...
Thinking about Thinking
Reading is both an art and a science. We read either to enjoy a flight of the imagination, or for information. It requires no training to use one's mind in flights of fancy, to conjure images that bring joy and sorrow, hope and fear, wonder and terror....