Jerome H. Barkow

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Jerome H. Barkow is a Canadian anthropologist who works in the field of evolutionary psychology. He is a professor emeritus at Dalhousie University.[1]

Barkow received a BA in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1964 and a PhD in Human Development from the University of Chicago in 1970. Formerly a professor of Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University, he retired as professor emeritus in 2008, and was an honorary professor at Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland) from 2010 to 2017.[1]

Barkow has published on topics ranging from sex workers in Nigeria to the kinds of sentients SETI might find. He is best known as the author of Darwin, Sex, and Status: Biological Approaches to Mind and Culture (1989).[2] In 1992, together with Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, Barkow edited the influential book The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture.[3] In 2006, he edited Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for Social Scientists.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Curriculum vitae (PDF), Dalhousie University, March 9, 2021, retrieved 2023-05-13
  2. ^ Reviews of Darwin, Sex, and Status:
  3. ^ Reviews of The Adapted Mind:
    • Lee Blonder, American Anthropologist, JSTOR 679718
    • Laureano Castro Nogueira & Miguel A. Toro Ibáñez, "Un intento de tomarse a Darwin en serio", Revista de libros, JSTOR 30231577
    • Linda Mealey, Politics and the Life Sciences, JSTOR 4236072
    • Steven Mithen, Journal of Anthropological Research, JSTOR 3631124
    • David Sloan Wilson, The Quarterly Review of Biology, JSTOR 3037347
  4. ^ Review of Missing the Revolution: