Evolved social cognition

  1. Is the human mind designed to be truly self-sacrificial? Discuss different theoretical perspectives on altruism, as well as evidence in support of these theories. Ensure that among these theories, you both discuss kin selection theory and identify whether any available evidence disconfirms this theory.
  2. Word limit: 1500 words, not including title and end-text references.
  3. Your essay needs to provide an answer to the question by applying social psychology theories and relevant evidence-based research (not just the material in the textbook)