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Jana Uher on the importance of evolutionary theory for personality psychology

Jana Uher on the importance of evolutionary theory for personality psychology

However, incorporating evolutionary theory into human personality research has already paved the way for broader, less anthropocentric psychological views on personality. Instead of restricting their interests to the most recent evolutionary past of one single species, Homo sapiens, psychologists would profit from considering the full scope of Darwinian theory to learn more about the evolutionary…

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thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

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thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

alright kid this next one’s called hot potato now i wanna see you FUCKING KILL SOMEONE

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Lewin and Foley on phylogeny, from “Principles of Human Evolution” 2nd Ed.

Lewin and Foley on phylogeny, from “Principles of Human Evolution” 2nd Ed.

Just as we, as individuals, inherit many resemblances from our parents but also are shaped by our own experiences, so it is with species within an order.  Each species inherits a set of anatomical and behavioral features that characterize the order as a whole, but each species is also unique, reflecting its own evolutionary history.

Lewin, R., & Foley, R. (2004). Principles of human evolution (…

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Rebecca Goldstein on teaching philosophy

Rebecca Goldstein on teaching philosophy

I get very upset when I’m giving a lecture and I’m not interrupted every few sentences by questions. My style is such that that happens very rarely. That’s my technique. I’m really trying to draw the students out, make them think for themselves. The more they challenge me, the more successful I feel as a teacher. It has to be very active. Plato used the metaphor that in teaching philosophy, there…

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“Volume rendering of a mouse skull (CT) using shear warp algorithm”

Atttribution: Lackas at en.wikipedia , from Wikimedia Commons

“Volume rendering of a mouse skull (CT) using shear warp algorithm”

Atttribution: Lackas at en.wikipedia , from Wikimedia Commons

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Mikulincer and Shaver on the relationship between attachment insecurity and compassion, from “Boosting Attachment Security to Promote Mental Health, Prosocial Values, and Inter-Group Tolerance”

Mikulincer and Shaver on the relationship between attachment insecurity and compassion, from “Boosting Attachment Security to Promote Mental Health, Prosocial Values, and Inter-Group Tolerance”

Bowlby (1982) and Ainsworth et al. (1978) noticed that attachment insecurity interferes with the smooth operation of other behavioral systems, such as exploration, because of the urgency and priority of threats to oneself (especially during early childhood). This kind of interference can also occur in caregiving situations (Kunce &Shaver, 1994), because a potential caregiver may feel so…

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Words of advice and warning for evolutionarily minded social scientists

Words of advice and warning for evolutionarily minded social scientists

…it is impossible to study human evolution in isolation — to know what is unique and special about humans, we need to know also what they share with other groups of animals.

Roger Lewin and Robert Foley, Principles of Human Evolution 2nd Ed.

I see Lewin and Foley’s statement as a word of advice and perhaps warning to those interested in using evolutionary theory to explain human psychology…

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Children of Divorce and the Development of Relationship Views

Children of Divorce and the Development of Relationship Views

The relationship views of adolescents from divorced families can have important consequences for the potential life events they face during emerging adulthood.  Although most men and women do not marry until their late twenties, marriages occur before the age of 23 for 25% of women and 16% of men (Uecker & Stokes, 2008).  Given that children of divorce are more likely to marry at younger ages…

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Keith Ansell-Pearson on Nietzsche and becoming, from “In Search of Authenticity and Personality: Nietzsche on the Purifications of Philosophy”

Nietzsche’s thinking on the self, as is the case with so many other topics
treated by him, has highly distinctive features. However, his thinking on it is not idiosyncratic and its chief lesson is one that can continue to inspire us today, supposing we are…

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