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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
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      4 out of 5 stars 138
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Cynthia on 11-10-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Rational Animal

    • How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think
    • By: Douglas T. Kenrick, Vladas Griskevicius
    • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Why do three out of four professional football players go bankrupt? How can illiterate jungle dwellers pass a test that tricks Harvard philosophers? And why do billionaires work so hard - only to give their hard-earned money away? When it comes to making decisions, the classic view is that humans are eminently rational. But growing evidence suggests instead that our choices are often irrational, biased, and occasionally even moronic. Which view is right - or is there another possibility?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Justin on 02-17-17

    Regular price: $24.49