Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology can be a useful lens to look at the world. We did not evolve to thrive in the current environment. Our minds were molded by millions of years of natural and sexual selection to help us survive and reproduce. Primarily in the deserts of Africa as hunter-gather and not living in the modern world. We did not evolve brains to thrive in a world with thousands of advertisements, unlimited information, contact with people we do not know or abundant calories.

The more we grasp this the better we will be at understanding why we act irrationally in so many areas of our life. This is not the only leans worth using to understand our actions but it can be a useful perspective when looking at human behavior.

More to come.