How the Evolutionary Psychologist Got His Hypothesis (And Other Just So Stories): Sense and Nonsense in Evolutionary Psychology – Dr Lindsey Osterman

7:00PM Thursday 10 June 2021 Twitch

This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

While evolution acceptance is generally high among the skeptically-minded, evolutionary psychology is far less widely accepted. Lindsey explores some of the good scientific work in this area, as well as common misconceptions about — and misuses of — the evolutionary framework as applied to human psychology.

Dr. Lindsey Osterman is an associate professor of psychology at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. She received her PhD in social and biological psychology in 2012 from the University of Oklahoma. She co-hosts two podcasts about science and skepticism: Serious Inquiries Only and What The FUP? Downloads From The Secret Ghost Library.

This event is being run by Skeptics in the Pub Online, a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focussing on science, reason, and critical thinking.