Human beings are designed to remember trauma more than joy, bad times more than good ones. But John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister have good news on the despair front.
A new book probes the roots of humans' destructive impulses.
A new book offers an answer to the nature/nurture debate.
In Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, Nicholas Christakis says natural selection "prewires" us for peaceful co-existence.
The Yale Professor Attacked by Angry Students Over Halloween Costumes Believes Evolution Wants Us To Get Along
In Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, Nicholas Christakis says our common humanity outweighs divisive tribalism.
Frank talk about evolution, feminism, politics, and why we don't want to acknowledge social progress.
"Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality" in Nature
Incremental, bottom-up, trial-and-error innovation yields moral progress, superior technologies, and greater wealth
Hacking the Programs in Your Mind: Interview with Evolutionary Psychologists Leda Cosmides & John Tooby
By unlocking mechanisms that evolved in the brain, they've halted implicit racial bias and found the first female advantage in spatial cognition.
How is this question related to actual federal policy?
Another shocking result from social science!
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My granpa wasn't a monkey!
Carefully organized homes found during excavations
Ancient carpenter bees, specifically
Homo habilis to homo erectus could've been a progression, not species that lived at the same time
The acclaimed author in a wide-ranging conversation with the New York Times' John Tierney
Walked upright but had a tail