I have always been interested in evolution, probably due to my innate inability to accept what people say on “face value”. I believe (as I have taught my children) to question anything and everything which would explain my passion and interest in the evolution of psychology. Evolutionary psychologists use various methods to study how evolution affects psychology. Deductive and comparative methods are the two most commonly used methods because they allow psychologists to study something that has changed or will change over a certain period of time; although, the experimental method is also becoming quite popular in the field of evolutionary psychology. Traits that assist in the survival of a species are passed on from generation to generation whereas traits that deter the survival of a species slowly diminish throughout the generations. This process helps ensure the survival of a species over time. (Eagly, 2004, p. 65-86).
Science is a crucial component and approach to studying Psychology as the interest is in revealing laws that will govern human behavior. Therefore, conclusions must be justified and supported as these decisions will make their way into the lives of everyone. Contrarily, in everyday life ones’ opinion is not likely to result in new speed limits, drug dosages, policies or other conditions that science does. Therefore, the opinion of researches is more important as Psychology must employ a method of investigations and observations that are as valid as possible. Science has allowed society to grow and flourish in exploring, dealing and coping with numerous human behaviors, thoughts and internal functions. Psychology as a science has become a necessity in society today without it we would still see the world as flat.
I have been aware for many years about the differences of males and females physical characteristics and how adaptation has affected where we have been, where we are, and where we are going but the assigned