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Cynthia

Villanova, PA, United States
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  • Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life

  • A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity Are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature
  • By: Douglas T. Kenrick
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
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    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Between what can be learned from evolutionary psychology and cognitive science a picture emerges. In Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life, social psychologist Douglas Kenrick fuses these two fields to create a coherent story of human nature. In his analysis, many ingrained, apparently irrational behaviors—one-night stands, prejudice, conspicuous consumption, even art and religious devotion—are quite explicable and (when desired) avoidable.

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  • By Cynthia on 11-10-15

skip it

Overall
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Reviewed: 11-10-15

the author was self-absorbed. he brags about his 3 wives getting 10 years younger each time. it's all about him.

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