Evolutionary perspectives in publications across subfields of psychology

Date
2017
Authors
Hart, Christian L.
Morley, S.
Herzog, L.
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Publisher
The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium
Abstract

Across time, there has been variability in the degree to which evolutionary perspectives and explanations have been integrated within the prevailing theoretical perspectives in psychology as a whole and within the various subfields of psychology. In the current study, we explored recent (2004-2013) publication rates of papers presenting evolutionary perspectives within the top journals in eight sub-disciplinary areas of psychology. We selected the journals with the highest impact factor ratings in each sub-disciplinary area and searched for publications within those journals that utilized evolutionary-relevant terms (e.g., evolution, natural selection, etc.) in their abstracts. While the general experimental and multidisciplinary journals had the highest rates of evolutionary-themed publications, the applied areas had the lowest rates. Overall, a rather modest proportion of recent publications in psychology’s top journals integrate evolutionary perspectives.

Description
Article originally published in The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 7(1), 150-161. English. Published online 2017. https://evostudies.org/evolutionary-perspectives-in-publications-across-subfields-of-psychology/
Keywords
Evolutionary psychology, Publications, Journal
Citation
This is the published version of an article that is available at: https://evostudies.org/evolutionary-perspectives-in-publications-across-subfields-of-psychology/. Recommended citation: Hart, C. L., Morley, S., & Herzog, L. (2017). Evolutionary perspectives in publications across subfields of psychology. The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 7(1), 150-161. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.