Use PsychTable to:
  • Explore hundreds of evolved psychological adaptations (EPAs)
  • Connect directly with a worldwide community of scientists, educators, students, contributors, and the general public
  • Propose empirical evidence and studies that support or challenge the existence of individual EPAs
  • Help compile individual dossiers that profile individual EPAs' neurolocalizations, neurochemical substrates, elicitors, outputs, and so on
  • Nominate hypothesized EPAs that may be substantiated or appear in the future via emerging research
  • Gain rapid insight into which areas of evolutionary social scientific research are open to further empirical inquiry
  • Provide a helpful Web-based study tool for your students
  • "An intriguing project, with the promise of stimulating reflection and further research."

    -Steven Pinker, Ph.D., Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

  • "This is an extremely ambitious and welcome venture. To catalog information not just by species and group (so to speak) but also by logic and evidence is to provide a much deeper and more valuable intellectual resource for the user."

    -Robert L. Trivers, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

  • "An innovative and useful tool that will help integrate, organize, and jump start a promising new field."

    -Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., Professor of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York

  • "Ambitious. An agenda that could help organize the field in a way that would provide an immense service to scholars."

    -Robert Kurzban, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Evolution and Human Behavior

  • "Open access meets open inquiry at this site where evidence for each hypothesis is critically evaluated on a case-by-case basis, free of the bias of programmatic agendas."

    -David J. Buller, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Philosophy, Northern Illinois University

  • "A landmark project for the field of Evolutionary Psychology. PsychTable will allow for information on the basic human psychological adaptations to be collected and organized in one easy-to-access place. It will be a go-to source for researchers and students, and it will be a major engine that will drive future work in the field."

    -Glenn Geher, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Psychology, EvoS Program Director, SUNY New Paltz

  • " is the long-awaited foundation for psychology that was first envisioned by Darwin-- a catalog of each evolved 'mental power and capacity', and a Gray's Anatomy of human psychological adaptations."

    -Michael Mills, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles

  • "There have been quite a few occasions on which I wished there were the sort of summary information that this proposed taxonomy will provide. I wish this project well."

    -Donald E. Brown, Ph.D., Biosocial Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, The University of California at Santa Barbara and Author of Human Universals

  • "The PsychTable project is a brilliant and well-conceived operation that will organize and classify the scattered data of evolutionary psychology into a coherent data base accessible to all those doing research on evolved human capacities. It would be a scientific dream come true and has my wholehearted support."

    -Robin Fox, Ph.D., University Professor of Social Theory, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

  • "The PsychTable project is a wonderful new initiative. It offers a great research tool for social scientists interested in the evolutionary origins of social behavior, and can further develop the much-needed integration between the social and biological sciences."

    -Mark van Vugt, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, VU University Amsterdam and Honorary Research Fellow, ICEA at The University of Oxford

  • See our newly posted Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about PsychTable.

    Also, please read Glass and Balachandran's new article, published in Volume 5, Issue 2 of Evolution: Education and Outreach.

    Niruban Balachandran's 2011 JSEC article, "A Proposed Taxonomy of Human Evolved Psychological Adaptations," was the original inspiration for Click here to read the article.

    To learn more about joining the project, please email your CV and a letter of interest to:

    PsychTable Project Team:
    Niruban Balachandran
    Daniel J. Glass
    Timothy Nabzdyk

    Senior Advisory Board:
    Andrew C. Gallup, Ph.D. (Princeton University)
    Glenn Geher, Ph.D. (State University of New York, New Paltz)
    Adam M. Goldstein, Ph.D. (Iona College)
    Amy Jacobson, Ph.D. (Rutgers University)
    Michael Mills, Ph.D. (Loyola Marymount University)
    Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, Ph.D. (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
    Daniel T. O'Brien, Ph.D. (Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University)
    David P. Schmitt, Ph.D. (Bradley University)

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