Psychological profiles of Donald Trump are hampered by lack of personal access, but can we learn something from an evolutionary analysis? … More Does Trump Fit the Evolutionary Role of Narcissistic Sociopath?
Our flaws show the limits of our biology and the way in which our past shapes our present. … More The Beauty of Imperfection: Why I Wrote “Human Errors”
New research on attraction reveals how this multidimensional phenomenon integrates in our mind. … More Attraction and Mate Choice in Humans
Humans need a more varied and specific diet than most other animals. The reason why is found in our deep past in Africa. … More The ABCs of Vitamin Deficiency: Why Human Have Such a Needy Diet
A new study of telomeres in Mesoamerican women reveals that poor access to healthcare leads to chronic stress. … More Healthcare Access and Stress: The Truth is in the Telomeres
Suddenly, Fermi blurted out, “Where is everybody?” … More Maybe We haven’t Met Aliens Because They’ve Messed Up Their Planets, too
When, how, and why do children lie and what can parents do to help them be truthful? … More Children and Lying
Evolutionary Psychology predicted it; Data now confirms it; Legalizing marijuana doesn’t increase teen drug use. … More Why Legalizing Marijuana Leads to a DROP in Teen Drug Use (hint: evolution)
Researchers have developed a new method to discover the precise genetic differences between humans and our ape relatives. … More A New Method to Detect Natural Selection in Genes
In a recent episode of This World of Humans, I interview Dr. Dan Graur of the University of Houston about his recent paper entitled, An Upper Limit on the Functional Fraction of the Human Genome. … More How much of our genome is junk?