When you stop treating AI as another human, you’ll get on with it better.
Many older people tend to trim their social circles and focus their social efforts on family and close friends. New research on our close primate relatives may help explain why.
Going out of your way to get grossed out might seem like a contradiction of human nature. But it serves a strong evolutionary purpose.
What people consider to be fair and just today are in line with the laws of ancient Mesopotamia and the Tang Dynasty in China – suggesting that these intuitions are part of human nature.
Some scientists believe the ‘free energy principle’ can explain the behaviour of all living things – but others say it paints the world with too broad a brush to be useful.
Some reasons people oppose abortion seem to be at odds with other positions they hold. Evolutionary social science points to a surprising motivation for anti-abortion attitudes.
It’s not logical to believe your relationship is “meant to be.” But believing in destined love may have evolved as a way to keep couples together long enough to reproduce and raise children.
Study after study has shown that men tend to be more willing to put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Why some men rise to the occasion – and others don’t – has been a bit trickier to pin down.
We fall for people based on appearance, kindness and wealth. It’s not as simple as removing one part of the equation.
Both men and women play a role in perpetuating attitudes toward sex that are hypocritical and logically inconsistent.
New research calls into question the validity of ‘Dunbar’s number’.
Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
The ‘good’ side of our nature is much more deep-rooted than the ‘evil’ side.
An evolutionary psychologist, politics expert and sustainability scientist discuss the potential for humanity to plan for the long term future.
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
The human scream – a response we share with our primate relatives – is more nuanced than you might think.
Many hate the fight against toxic masculinity because they don’t want to let go of male identity altogether. They don’t have to. They just have to let go of the bad parts.
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
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Evolution has shaped gender differences, but we don’t have to be bound to this history. We are not mindless automata, doomed to slavishly oblige our instincts and impulses.