Online resources

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama (CEP alum) has been researching hunter-gatherer stories, to see whether they are tailored to convey key ecological knowledge. She has created Talking Stories: An Encyclopedia of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and made it available to all who are interested in evolutionary psychology and the arts.

She has also created a forager/folklore bibliography, which you can find here

Scalise Sugiyama also runs the Cognitive Cultural Studies Project. The CCSP traces universal human symbolic and aesthetic behaviors–such as storytelling, visual art, song, dance, games, and ritual–to their evolutionary roots in our hunter-gatherer past.

Human Origins Locality Data Collective

Search through the largest collection of paleoanthropology localities in the world using the interface! Many thanks to paleoanthropologist Henry Gilbert and his colleagues for creating this resource.

Leda Cosmides talk, May 3, 2023, Santiago, Chile

Talk | Evolutionary psychology and rationality: Resolving the paradox of excellent performance by an “irrational” mind – UDDTV Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Doctorados, Universidad del Desarrollo

Jean Nicod Prize Lectures

John Tooby and Leda Cosmides. École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

The Adaptationist Revolution and the Transformation of the Cognitive Sciences

Lecture 1. Natural selection, replicators, and the downstream worlds of mind and society – John Tooby. September 17, 2021.

Lecture 2. Adaptationism and Rationality – Leda Cosmides. September 20, 2021.

Lecture 3. Cognitive systems of ancestrally-distilled situation representations – John Tooby. September 22, 2021.

Lecture 4. Modeling cultural evolution requires evolutionary psychology – Leda Cosmides. September 24, 2021.