Evolutionary Psychiatry Group Started

It’s the Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group (EPSIG) at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK.

They list their objectives:

  1. Raise awareness of the value of understanding the contribution of evolutionary theory to psychiatry.

  2. Encourage research into the evolutionary psychiatry.

  3. Provide a forum for psychiatrists and others to discuss evolutionary models, research ideas and data with fellow evolutionists.

  4. Facilitate networking with academic institutions and evolutionary scientists, biologists, psychotherapists, psychologists and other disciplines such as philosophy.

  5. Keep members and supporters of the SIG informed via a webpage and newsletter.

  6. Organise workshops, symposia and conferences on Evolutionary Psychiatry and related subjects.

  7. Organise sessions at the WPA and the RCPsych’s International Congress as well as with other college Faculties and Divisions.

Via psychiatrist and researcher @RandyNesse, whose own work applying evolutionary theory to psychiatry and medicine can be seen here.

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