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Pop social psychology

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On our known-terrible ability to know our terrible inabilities, or indeed much else, about ourselves and others. Dunbar numbers, loosely defined;

BAHFest East 2014 winning talk: Michael Anderson explains the evolutionary origin, and implications, of the middle aged man’s atavistic need to flood the planet: Global warming as evolutionary strategy.

See also social cognition, science for policy.

Evolutionary Psychology

Sloppy thinking sub-heading.

Based on this review, I would like to read Anne Innis Dagg’s “Love of Shopping” is Not a Gene, for some evolutionary psychology amusement.

My favourite Evolutionary Psychology slapfight, because it is dead earnest, is the In Our Time Episode, where Melvyn Bragg is in magnificent form, and the barriers between ad hoc hypotheses are porous.

Bahfest is also neat.