Evolutionary Psychology

In essay format please answer:

What is Evolutionary Psychology? Is it a promising research programme for understanding modern human psychology and behaviour? Consider arguments both for and against the field when answering this question.

Required citations:

Cosmides, Leda, and John Tooby. 2003. Evolutionary Psychology: Theoretical Foundations. In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, 5464. London: Macmillan.

Gray, Russell D., Megan Heaney, and Scott Fairhall. 2003. Evolutionary Psychology and the Challenge of Adaptive Explanation. In From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology, edited by Kim Sterelny and Julie Fitness, 247268. New York: Psychology Press.

Pigliucci, Massimo, and Jonathan Kaplan. 2010. Testing Adaptive Hypotheses: Historical Evidence and Human Adaptations. In Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology, 15074. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Sterelny, Kim. 1995. The Adapted Mind. Biology and Philosophy 10 (3): 36580.