Evolutionary Psychology Degrees & Careers
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Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology Programs

Psychology has expanded to include many different specialties, theoretical approaches, and areas of research. One area that has expanded considerably in recent decades is evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary psychology looks at the evolution of the human race and how those instinctual decisions impact the thoughts and behaviors people choose today.

Though people today are quite different from their ancestors, the drives that kept the human race alive still exist. Evolutionary psychologists look at human needs like food, reproduction, survival, and family to figure out how people today function.

A recent evolutionary psychology study looked at the phenomenon of social media and how a person's social media friends reflect real life friendships (Yahoo, 2016). The study discovered that people with more social media friends do not have more meaningful, deep friendships than those without large social media networks (Yahoo, 2016).

Are you interested in finding out how to become an evolutionary psychologist? Take a look at the list of evolutionary psychology programs below and contact schools for more information.

Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology Careers

Darwin's theory on the evolution of biological life had a profound impact on the world of biology, raising important questions concerning the developmental history of organisms' physical characteristics. For example, how did the eye develop? What is, or was, the purpose of an appendix? In what way are we the descendants of apes? While biologist look to answer these questions, evolutionary psychologists explore similar issues for mental characteristics, seeking explanations for everything from the human mind's capacity for reason and thought to the survival payoff of emotions like guilt and love.

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Evolutionary Psychology Job Description

Evolutionary psychologists, who work to explain these issues, study the evolutionary development of the mind and its attendant psychological characteristics. Organized around the concept of natural selection, evolutionary psychologists examine how brain design and function are "selected" in response to organisms' survival and reproductive needs.

 

Evolutionary Psychology Requirements

Budding evolutionary psychologists come from a variety of majors including: psychology, biology and anthropology, as the field encompasses aspects of each of these disciplines. Because evolutionary psychologists engage in research-not clinical practice-candidates for graduate programs often must demonstrate particular interest in the field. In some programs, applicants are selected for admission individually by faculty members with whom they share an academic interest. The most competitive candidates possess prior research experience, relevant undergraduate study, and satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Students may pursue a master's degree, which takes one to two years to complete, or the Doctor of Philosophy in psychology (Ph.D.), which takes approximately five years to complete.Evolutionary psychology receives mixed treatment within graduate programs. Some explicitly offer degrees in the field, while others-treating evolutionary psychology as a way of approaching other areas within the discipline--offer relevant coursework, which utilizes the evolutionary approach, but confers degrees in areas such as cognitive, developmental or social psychology.

 

Evolutionary Psychology Career Trends and Outlook

You may be drawn to the field of evolutionary psychology for several different reasons. If you are interested in the research aspect of psychology, you could really thrive in this field by exploring evolutionary theories and researching them. In addition, the research you develop could be used by practicing psychologists and counselors to offer more relevant therapeutic interventions to patients.

Those who specialize in evolutionary psychology study many intriguing topics. A recent study in Evolutionary Psychology compared testosterone levels of single men, men in new relationships, and men in long-term relationships (2016). Researchers discovered that there was no significant difference between single men and men in new relationships, but testosterone levels in both groups were significantly higher than those of men in long-term relationships (Evolutionary Psychology, 2016).

With a PhD or PsyD in evolutionary psychology, you may earn a solid evolutionary psychology salary. Per O*Net, the average salary for specialized psychologists is $92,110 per year (2016). Jobs in psychology are expected to grow faster than average through 2024 (O*Net, 2016). You may also use your doctoral degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Job openings for postsecondary instructors are expected to increase much faster than average between 2014 and 2024 (O*Net, 2016). The median income in this role is $68,690 per year (O*Net, 2016).

As an evolutionary psychologist, you can shape the future of this field by looking at the past. Learn more about this field and its career options by contacting evolutionary psychology schools below.


Evolutionary Psychology Degree Programs

Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Evolutionary Psychology programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 17 schools across the country.



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Traditional On Campus Evolutionary Psychology Programs:


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Argosy University (Phoenix, AZ)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Advanced Studies in Psychology Concentration
Argosy University (Alameda, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Ontario (Inland Empire), CA / Orange, CA / San Bernardino, CA / San Diego, CA / San Francisco, CA / Santa Ana, CA / Santa Monica, CA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Denver, CO)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Sarasota, FL / Tampa, FL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Atlanta, GA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Honolulu, HI)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Chicago, IL / Schaumburg, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Eagan, MN / Twin Cities, MN)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Nashville, TN)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Dallas, TX / Farmers Branch, TX)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Salt Lake City, UT)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Arlington, VA / Washington, DC, VA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Argosy University (Seattle, WA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology - Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major In Psychology - Evolutionary psychologists
Ottawa University (Online, )
School Accreditation:
The Higher Learning Commission
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (online)
Ottawa University (Phoenix, AZ)
School Accreditation:
The Higher Learning Commission
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Ottawa University (Ottawa, KS)
School Accreditation:
The Higher Learning Commission
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (online)
Ottawa University (Brookfield, WI)
School Accreditation:
The Higher Learning Commission
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (online)
Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Psychology (online)
B.S Psychology (online)
The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Individual Differences & Evolutionary Psychology
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology
University of California-Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
School Accreditation:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology
University of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ / Tucson, AZ)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Costa Mesa, CA / Fresno, CA / Pleasanton, CA / Sacramento, CA / San Diego, CA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Colorado Springs, CO / Lone Tree, CO)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Plantation, FL)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Dunwoody, GA)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Meridian, ID)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Louisville, KY)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Albuquerque, NM)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Las Vegas, NV / Reno, NV)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (West Chester, OH)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Oklahoma City, OK)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Guaynabo, PR)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Nashville, TN)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Dallas, TX / Houston, TX / San Antonio, TX)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Phoenix (Salt Lake City, UT)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of South Carolina-Beaufort (Bluffton, SC)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Evolutionary
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Preparation for Graduate Studies (online)
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - General Psychology (online)
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Program Evaluation and Research (online)
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Programs Offered:
Ph.D. in Social Work - Medical Social Work (online)

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