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Evolutionary psychology is a field of psychology that seeks to understand human behavior and cognition through the lens of evolutionary principles. It proposes that many psychological traits and behaviors can be explained by the process of natural selection acting on our ancestors over thousands of generations.
The central idea behind evolutionary psychology is that our minds, like our bodies, have been shaped by the forces of evolution. It suggests that our psychological mechanisms and patterns of thought have evolved to solve adaptive problems faced by our ancestors in their environments.
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