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Professor Sarah B. Hrdy September 24, 2010

We’ve mentioned Profession Hrdy a few times on the blog – I know JJ has quoted her in some posts. But I’m just rereading Mother Nature in preparation for a class I’m teaching on evolutionary psychology, and I just thought I’d recommend it most highly to anyone who’s interested in biology and gender. Professor Hrdy is an anthropologist and primatologist who has made several major contributions in evolutionary psychology and sociobiology. A common theme in her work is the behaviour of female primates, particularly mothers. Her personal webpage can be accessed here. There is also a Wikipedia entry.


10 Responses to “Professor Sarah B. Hrdy”

  1. As regards evolutionary psychology with biology and gender in mind, interested readers might also really like work by Anne Campbell (at Durham University) – such as her 2002 book “A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women”.
    Below are links to her university webpage and an abstract for the 2002 book:

  2. Monkey Says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, David.

  3. Rob Says:

    Yeah, thanks a lot for the Campbell link, David. (The link between digit-ratio and athletic accomplishment is intriguing to me, particularly in regard to women, as most female distance runners I’ve known tend to have the higher-T-indicative digit-ratios.) And there are lots of goodies on biology and sex/gender available at the Buss Lab. Also, these two audio interviews with Buss, an exchange with Dawkins, and a video of a presentation with his co-author on Why Women Have Sex. And the science of the booty call

  4. Monkey Says:

    Thanks for the links, Rob.

  5. Monkey Says:

    Interesting stuff, thanks again.

  6. Rob Says:

    Also of possible interest: the first item in the section “Similarities between Western and non-Western societies” of the WEIRD study is, page 29, mate preference.

  7. If links on evolutionary psychology generally (not necessarily with feminism in mind, as in the case of my Anne Campbell links above) are of any use, interested readers might want to check out my recommended link list on human nature and evolutionary psychology:


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