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Evolutionary psychology is featured in ALR presentations


The March 2023 Academy for Learning in Retirement (ALR) series “Evolutionary Psychology” will be presented by Timothy Ketelaar, Ph.D., an associate professor in the NMSU Psychology Department.

“Much of Ketelaar's research has focused on evolutionary approaches to emotion and reasoning,” ALR said in an email to the Bulletin. “His most recent project centered on the ‘Psychological Foundations of Political Correctness.’ Ketelaar has published many scholarly papers, written book chapters, taught in the NMSU Honors College since 2003 and held many leadership positions at NMSU.”

Ketelaar’s March presentation dates and topics are

  • Monday, March 13: Darwinian Medicine as an Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology
  • Wednesday, March 15: Ancient Human History. What can we infer about human nature from studying ancient humans?
  • Monday, March 20: Human Cultural History
  • Wednesday, March 22: Exciting New Directions in Human Evolutionary Psychology.

All programs begin at 10:30 a.m.

The cost for the March programs is $20 or register for the entire semester’s recorded sessions for $60.

Recorded sessions are usually available for viewing the day after the presentation, ALR said.

Register at dacc.nmsu.edu/academics/programs/academy-learning-in-retirement.

ALR will e-mail a Zoom link to registrants on the evening before each presentation. 

ALR offers presentations from September through May each year. The presentations are often given by current or retired NMSU faculty and staff members, along with other experts. 

ALR is a nonprofit started in 1992 by former NMSU President Gerald Thomas, along with retired deans Thomas Gale, Virginia Higbie, Flavia McCormick and others, including former professor and teacher Clarence Fielder.