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Rituals As Social Glue: An Interview With Harvey Whitehouse
Why are rituals such a pervasive feature of human social life? And what role might they have played in the evolution of our social behavior?
Applied Evolutionary Psychology
How evolutionary psychology can improve the quality of life.
RSA Animate - Language as a Window into Human Nature
Steven Pinker: The Stuff of Thought
Does Evolution Explain Human Nature?
Consciousness, free-will, and morality discussed by three scientists.


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Our breath catches and we jump in fear at the sight of a snake. We pause and marvel at the sublime beauty of a sunrise. These reactions are no accident; in fact, many of our human responses to nature are steeped in our deep evolutionary past. >>Read More
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Our Stone Age brains never had or needed a way to process written symbolic language. Subsequent adaptations in neural architecture has us processing written language as if it is a physical object in space, which naturally leads to the contemporary way we use written words and the effects they have on our memories and psyches. Ferris Jabr makes a nice connection between the spatial arrangement of words on paper and a map. >>Read More
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Rituals As Social Glue: An Interview With Harvey Whitehouse
Why are rituals such a pervasive feature of human social life? And what role might they have played in the evolution of our social behavior? >>Read More
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Today’s interview in the series “On the Origin of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society” is Don Symons, Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Don is an iconic figure in the field, having written The Evolution of Human Sexuality >>Read More
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