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POLIPPO, Pablo Mantovani; FERREIRA, Vinícius Renato Thomé  and  WAGNER, Márcia Fortes. Brazilian papers about evolutionary psychology. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.9, n.2, pp. 277-289. ISSN 1983-8220.

Evolutionary psychology (EP) is an area of psychology that studies the organisms' evolution process and its relationship with human behavior. However, this term was only used in psychology starting in the twentieth century, with the revolution of biology and the cognitive sciences. Although widely researched worldwide, there are still few researchers devoted to this subject in Brazil. The objective of this paper was to analyze Brazilian publications on EP, from 1990 to 2013, utilizing free online journals, through search engines and with the CAPES' QUALIS classification in any excerpt. Research revealed 46 articles which addressed the EP theme, such as the evolution theory, sexual partner selection, developmental psychology, facial and emotional reactions in children and adults, theory of mind and parenting, antisocial personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and autism. In Brazil, the EP theme is recent and, therefore, such subject can be further developed and improved by the inclusion of the EP in psychology undergraduate courses.

Keywords : Evolutionary Psychology; Evolutionism; Evolution.

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