Panel article summaries and outlines.

Instructions to add your panel summary/outline:

Log into Wikispaces with the user name/password that you used to sign up.

Insert the reference for your article (use the format below) under your class

Use this format:

Summary of Meyers (2002). The Powers and Perils of Intuition. Psychology Today, 35, 25-35.
Summary by Angelica Delgado, Ian Swartz, and Kelli Swett. Spring, 2007.

Highlight the word Summary in your reference, and then click on the link icon on the editing toolbar.
In the pop-up window, the "Page Name" should indicate: "New Page" (If instead it says "summary" click the down arrow
button to the right, scroll up, and click on "New Page...").

In the New Page Name box, enter: summary and and your name and the semester
(e.g., "Summary-Smith-Fall07"). This MUST be a unique name -- don't name it "summary."

Click Ok.

The word Summary in your panel listing should then be highlighted. Click "Save"..

Then click on the highlighted word Summary in the reference you just added.

You will be taken to a new page.

Click on Edit.

Copy and paste your summary, outline, critical review, and test questions.

Once you have done that, click on Save.

To upload and link to your PowerPoint file:

Click on the Insert File icon (it is the green button). Under "Upload New File" click on Browse, and find your Powerpoint file. Then click on Upload.

Click the "Links to the file" radio button.
Put the cursor in the main window where you want the file link to be inserted, and click the mouse.
Back in the "Insert a File" click on the files you just uploaded.

Close the "Insert a File" window.
Edit your panel listing so that the Summary and PowerPoint file links are renamed "Summary" and "PowerPoint" (not the unique name of the file itself).
When you have finished, remember to click on Save.
(Note: If your PowerPoint presentation is available online somewhere (e.g., if you saved your PowerPoint to a web site, or you created it at or ), create a link to it.)

Add a link to the video clip that your panel used. Make the link active.

You should have all of the above completed before the day of your presentation.


Summary, Outline, and Powerpoint of Brosnan, S.F. (2010). An evolutionary perspective on morality. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 77(1), 23-30. Created by Emily Trebek, Jessica Hecht, and Sean Astrup.

The Ancestral Environment

Summary, Outline, and Powerpoint of Walston, F., Anthony, D.S., & Charlton B.D. (1998). Sex Differences in the Content of Persecutory Delusions: A Reflection of Hostile Threats in the Ancestral Enironment?. Evolution and Human Behavior, 9, 257-260. Created by Amanda Lee, Anyssa Llerena, Spencer Head, & Gabby Littlejohn.

Family & Kin

Summary, Outline and Powerpoint of Stewart-Williams, S. (2007) Altruism among kin vs. nonkin: effects of cost of help and reciprocal exchange. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28, 193-198. Created by Elaine Rehm, Ebonie Buenrostro & Mika Galiher

Sex Differences

Summary, Outline, and Powerpoint of Wen, Fangfang, Zuo, Bin, Wu, Yang, Sun, Shan, & Liu Ke (2014). Red Is Romantic, but Only for Feminine Females: Sexual Dimorphism Moderates Red Effect on Sexual Attraction

Emotion and Motivation

Sumary and Powerpoint of Cheng, Joey T., Jessica L. Tracy, and Joseph Henrich. "Pride, Personality, and the Evolutionary Foundations of Human Social Status." Evolution and Human Behavior 31.5 (2010): 334-47. Summary by Venessa Urbina, Kelly Larsen, and Sara Slayden

Evolutionary Perspective on Cognitive and Emotional Empathy
Summary and Powerpoint of Smith, A. (2006). Cognitive empathy and emotional empathy in human behavior and evolution. The Psychological Record, 56(1), 3-21. Summary by Jenn Hoy, Taylor Biegler, and Nicole Wong

Evolution and Cognition

Summary and Powerpoint Presentation of Herrmann, E., Call, j., Hernandez-Lloreda, M. V., Hare, B., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Humans have evolved specialized skills of social cognition: The cultural intelligence hypothesis. Science, 317, 1360-1366. Summary by McKenny Houck, Mickell Lethco, and Melanie Seyarto (Fall 2014).
(Week 13) Evolutionary Perspectives on group (non-kin) interactions: reciprocity/strong reciprocity/ in-groups vs. out groups.
Summary of Dawkins, Richard. (1989). You Scratch My Back, I’ll Ride On Yours. The Selfish Gene, 10, 166-188
Summary by Jenny Asmann, Austin Ertman, Mark Meneses



Evolutionary Perspectives on Cognition - Chelsea Cowley, Kelsey Ito, and Lindsey Mascheroni

Bell, R. & Buchner, A. (2009). Enhanced source memory for names of cheaters. Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 317-330.


Summary and Powerpoint Presentation of Atkinson, J.A. & Volk, A.A. (2013). Infant and Child Death in the Human Environment of Evolutionary Adaptation. Evolution and Human Behavior Research, 34, 182-192. Summary by Kira Rohrer, Haley McCormick, and Joey Hoy (Fall 2013).


Ermer, E., Cosmides, L., & Tooby, J. (2008). Relative status regulates risky decision making about resources in men: evidence for the co-evolution of motivation and cognition. Evolution and Human Behavior, 29, 106-118By: Lindsey Convoy, Julia Ritchey and Bekah Rossetta

Presentation Video- Men's Risky Behavior


Summary and Powerpoint presentation of Stevens, J.R. & Hauser, M.D. (2004). Why be nice? Psychological constraints on the evolution of cooperation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8(2), 60-65. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2003.12.003. Summary by Allison Block, Chelsea Solomita, and Lily Tucker (Fall 2013).

Sex Differences

Summary and Powerpoint of Bugental, B. D. & Beaulieu, A. D. (2009). Sex Differences in Response to Coalitional Threat. Evolution and Human Behavior, 30, 238-243. Summary by Marnie Smith, Megan Wilson, and Lauren Slack (Fall 2013).


Evolutionary Perspectives on Morality

DeScioli, P., Bruening, R., & Kurzban, R. (2011). The omission effect in moral cognition: toward a functional explanation. Evolution and Human Behavior, 32, 204-215. Summary by
Sarah Belarde, Tauras Vilgalys, and Scott Wolfson (Fall 2013).


Summary by Tyler Parker and Evan Martin (Fall 2013)


Summary and Powerpoint presentation of Ingalls, V. (2012). Sex differences in the creation of fictional heroes with particular emphasis on female heroes and superheroes in popular culture: Insights from evolutionary psychology. Review of General Psychology, 16(2), 208-221. doi:10.1037/a0027917. Summary by Julia Ayeroff, Amber Nailes, Lily Tucker, & Scott Wolfson (Spring 2014).

Evoluntionary Perspectives on OCD
Glass, D. J. (2012). Evolutionary clinical psychology, broadly construed: Perspectives on obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(3), 292-308. By Katie Bowden, Scott Frazier, Elaine Matteucci & Melissa Ortiz (Spring 2014).

Evolutionary Perspectives on Non-Kin Interactions
Summary and Powerpoint of Stewart-Williams,S. (2007). Altruism Among Kin vs. Non-kin: Effects of Cost of Help and Reciprocal Exchange. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28(3), 193-198. By Noelle Bringmann, Autumn Nailes, Melanie Simms & Megan Wilson (Spring 2014).

Can Evolutionary Principles Explain Patterns in Family Violence?
Archer, J. (2013). Can evolutionary principles explain patterns of family violence?. Psychological Bulletin, 139(2), 403-440. doi:10.1037/a0029114

Evolution & Empathy
Smith, Adam. (2006). Cognitive Empathy and Emotional Empathy in Human Behavior and Evolution. The Psychological Record,, 56.1, 3-21.
Presentation saved on Prezi, found at:

Motivation and Depression

Summary and Powerpoint Presentation of Nesse, R. M. (2000). Is depression an adaptation? American Medical Association; Arch Gen Psychiatry, 57, 14-20. Retrieved from Summary by Andy Earle, Connor Gill, Chris Schulz, and Simon Stewart.