Evolutionary Principles in group processes and intergroup relations


Course Objective

To familiarize students with research in social behavior from an
evolutionary perspective.

Course Content

This course familiarizes students with research on social behavior from
an evolutionary perspective. Examples of topics that are covered in the
course: family relationships, friendships, choice of partner, jealousy.
During the lectures these themes will be approached from an evolutionary
viewpoint. To get a more in depth discussion and knowledge of the themes
students will give a presentation, conduct research and write two
research essays.

Teaching Methods

classical lectures, presentations by peers.

Method of Assessment

(group) presentations and 2 research essays.


Articles (will be distributed via Canvas).

General Information

Course Code P_MEVOPRIN
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. M. van Vugt
Examiner prof. dr. M. van Vugt
Teaching Staff prof. dr. M. van Vugt

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar