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Evolutionary Psychology
Mar 15 2021
How to deal with stress and burnout

Here’s a modern paradox: People report that they feel significantly happier outdoors than they do indoors, yet we spend less than 5 percent of our waking hours in nature.

Such were the findings of a recent study published in the journal Global Environmen…

Demi Powell
3 min.
Evolutionary Psychology
Mar 29 2018
Scientists Prove That Religion Was Key to Our Evolution

In humans’ mysterious journey to become intelligent, socializing creatures like no other in the animal world, one innovation played an essential role: religion.

That’s the theory that a preeminent evolutionary scientist is setting out to prove.

“You nee…

Kristy Perkins
1 min.
Evolutionary Psychology
Mar 29 2018
Is Humanity Designed For Survival?

Survival is the Basic Instinct of most chemical or biological life forms. It is what makes flowers turn toward the sun. It is what makes birds fly to warmer climates. It is what makes turtles recede into their shells. It is what makes lions roar and rattl…

Kristy Perkins
6 min.
Evolutionary Psychology
Mar 29 2018
Here is Why You Would Always Relive High School Memories

For better or worse, many of us never forget high school: the unrequited romantic crushes, chronic embarrassment, desperate struggles for popularity, sexual awakening, parental pressure and, above all else, competition—social, athletic, academic.

There’s…

Kristy Perkins
3 min.
Evolutionary Psychology
Mar 29 2018
Science Explains Why Brilliant People Long to Be Alone

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most people, frequent contact with good friend s makes us feel content.

That is, unless you’re really, really smart.…

Kristy Perkins
2 min.
Evolutionary Psychology
Mar 29 2018
Why Smarter People are Happier with Fewer Friends

If you believe the class genius is a loner because he’s an arrogant know-it-all, or because he’s socially awkward, that’s not (necessarily) the case. Instead, it might be because he or she is honestly happier without the incessant inane prattling of mere …

Priscilla Cain