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Diana Fleischman

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Diana Santos Fleischman is an American evolutionary psychologist. Her field of research includes the study of disgust, human sexuality, and hormones and behaviour. She is also involved in the effective altruism and animal welfare movements and identifies as a "sentientist." She also identifies as a feminist.
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The Evolution of Human Sex Differences
Dr. David C. Geary PhD - Aug 11, 2020 (first published in 1998)
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Using an evolutionary framework, David C. Geary explains sex differences in parenting, mate choices, competition for mates, social-political preferences, development, brain and cognition, and more. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this third edition includes a chapter on sex differences that emerge in modern contexts, such as differences in occupat...
Diana Fleischman
Feb 09, 2021
I can also recommend David Gear's book, which is good to check out for a deeper dive.      source
The Ape that Understood the Universe
How the Mind and Culture Evolve
Steve Stewart-Williams - Nov 21, 2019
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The Ape that Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world: the human animal. It opens with a question: How would an alien scientist view our species? What would it make of our sex differences, our sexual behavior, our altruistic tendencies, and our culture? The book tackles these issues by drawing on two major schools o...
Diana Fleischman
Feb 09, 2021
If you’re interested to know more about evolutionary psychology, I can recommend David Buss “Evolutionary Psychology, the New Science of the Mind” and Steve Stewart-Williams, The Ape that Understood the Universe.      source
Evolutionary Psychology
The New Science of the Mind
David Buss - Mar 31, 2019
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Where did we come from? What is our connection with other life forms? What are themechanisms of mind that define what it means to be a human being? Evolutionary psychologyis a revolutionary new science, a true synthesis of modern principles of psychology andevolutionary biology.Since the publication of the award-winning first edition of Evolutionar...
Diana Fleischman
Feb 09, 2021
If you’re interested to know more about evolutionary psychology, I can recommend David Buss “Evolutionary Psychology, the New Science of the Mind” and Steve Stewart-Williams, The Ape that Understood the Universe.      source
Good Reasons for Bad Feelings
Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry
Randolph M. Nesse MD - Feb 12, 2019
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A founder of the field of evolutionary medicine uses his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to provide a much-needed new framework for making sense of mental illness.Why do I feel bad? There is real power in understanding our bad feelings. With his classic Why We Get Sick, Dr. Randolph Nesse helped to establish the field of evolutionary medici...
Diana Fleischman
Feb 09, 2021
For a deeper dive into emotions and mental health from an evolutionary perspective, I can recommend Nesse’s “Good Reasons for Bad Feelings“.      source
The Elephant in the Brain
Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
Kevin Simler - Jan 02, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - an...
Diana Fleischman
Feb 09, 2021
I recommend these books that touch on evolutionary psychology and morality, Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite and The Elephant in the Brain.      source
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Why EveryoneIs a Hypocrite
Evolution and the Modular Mind
Robert Kurzban - May 27, 2012 (first published in 2010)
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We're all hypocrites. Why? Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind.Robert Kurzban shows us that the key to understanding our behavioral inconsistencies lies in understanding the mind's design. The human mind consists of many specialized units designed by the process of evolution by natural selection. While these modules sometimes work toge...
Diana Fleischman
Feb 09, 2021
I recommend these books that touch on evolutionary psychology and morality, Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite and The Elephant in the Brain.      source
Intelligence
All That Matters
Stuart Ritchie - Apr 05, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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There is a strange disconnect between the scientific consensus and the public mind on intelligence testing. Just mention IQ testing in polite company, and you'll sternly be informed that IQ tests don't measure anything "real" and only reflect how good you are at doing IQ tests; that they ignore important traits like "emotional intelligence" and "mu...
Diana Fleischman
Jun 25, 2020
There is so much misinformation about IQ. I highly recommend @StuartJRitchie's book. It's inexpensive, concise, entertaining and you can read it in an evening or two. I've also gifted copies of it to many people.      source