Mission

aep-missionThe mission of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society (AEPS) is to promote the use of evolutionary theory in applied fields such as policy-making, business, law, education, medicine, and mental health. To achieve this goal, AEPS holds academic workshops and conferences to provide resources for, and connections between, researchers on the one hand, and practitioners, policy-makers, executives, and the general public on the other.

The theoretical and empirical findings that have emerged from Evolutionary Psychology (EP) over the past several decades have laid the foundation for a novel approach to solving the vast array of social, political, and ecological challenges we now face. Indeed, the insights that the human evolutionary sciences have provided have important consequences for establishing and generating evolutionarily informed (EI) and EI-applied solutions to our social and environmental problems.  AEPS evolved to support evolutionists in translating their findings into practical applications and is dedicated to the development and dissemination of the prosocial applications of evolutionary theory.

Several evolutionary scientists have already addressed a number of these issues from an EI perspective. David Sloan Wilson and his colleagues, for example, have applied evolutionary principles to guide their “ Binghamton Neighborhood Project” with the goal that “the BNP can become a model of community-based research informed by modern scientific theory and methods.”  We seek more of that; more evolutionarily-informed problem-solving procedures such as EI parenting; EI environmental conservation; EI psychotherapy; EI medicine; EI education; EI nutrition and exercise programs; EI business procedures; EI public-policy making; and more. AEPS can serve as a clearinghouse for proposed EP practical solutions to problems in living.

AEPS is a tax exempt, 501(3) (c) Organization.

Click here to read the AEPS By-Laws.