Anthropology · Cognitive Science · Evolutionary Psychology

The Secret of our Success

  This post is about the recent book The Secret of our Success: How Culture is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating our Species and Making Us Smarter, by Joseph Henrich, Princeton Press, 2016.  For me this is an extremely important book since I think that what Henrich is doing is right at the cutting edge of contemporary anthropology…… Continue reading The Secret of our Success

Cognitive Science · Evolutionary Psychology · Psychology

The Psychologists Take Power

This is a about an article by Tamsin Shaw that appeared in the February 25, 2016 issue of The New York Review of Books.  The title of the article is The Psychologists Take Power. The article is about the rash of important books by the new psychologists, the so-called Evolutionary Psychologists or behavioral biologists or several…… Continue reading The Psychologists Take Power

Evolutionary Psychology · Psychology

“Invisible Manipulators of your mind”

This is a summary of a very good essay by Tamsin Shaw that was originally published in the April 20, 2017 edition of the New York Review of Books.  Here is a link to the original article. The essay begins as a review of The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds.  This book is a…… Continue reading “Invisible Manipulators of your mind”