andrewducker + evolution + psychology   12

Can We Blame Our Bad Behavior on Stone-Age Genes?
No, no we can't. A look at how evolutionary psychology is being edged out of the picture and behavioural ecology is replacing it.
psychology  evolution  anthropology  rape  science  sociology  biology 
june 2009 by andrewducker
The Two-Party Swindle
A fascinating look at what tribalism does to people.
politics  psychology  sociology  evolution  sport  war  history  society 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature
Lots of supposition in here, but some interesting stuff too.
psychology  evolution  science  sex  culture 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Who Are We?
And more to the point, what are we made up of, and how is it affecting our actions?
science  psychology  biology  philosophy  evolution  death 
november 2008 by andrewducker
Evolution and genetics
The genetic legacy of nomadism may be an inability to settle - how a receptor connected with ADHD is linked with success in nomads, and failure in city-dwellers.
evolution  genetics  psychology  science 
june 2008 by andrewducker
Trust drug may cure social phobia
They found that people who inhaled the "love hormone" oxytocin continued to trust strangers with their money - even after they were betrayed.
Brain scans showed the hormone lowered activity in the amygdala - a region which is overactive in social phobics.
evolution  medicine  science  psychology  brain  neuroscience 
may 2008 by andrewducker
Sex cues ruin men's decisiveness
The more testosterone, the worse their decision-making powers when distracted by sex
beauty  biology  evolution  gender  intelligence  men  neuroscience  psychology  sex  research  science 
march 2007 by andrewducker
Why We Haven't Met Any Aliens
Because they all get trapped in the brave new world of computer games. Not a new argument, but still an interesting one, if you haven't heard it before.
evolution  games  psychology  science  aliens  fermi 
may 2006 by andrewducker

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