Roots of Human Behavior - An Evolutionary Perspective

Humans may have inherited their tendency to cheat their partners from their primate ancestors. Would you like to know what else has been inherited?

Roots of Human Behavior


Non-Fiction,Self-Help,Mental Health,Psychology,Anthropology

The Great Courses - Jul 08, 2013


The Book

In the lectures, Dr. King explores human behaviour from the evolutionary perspective. She starts with an introduction to the different species of primates – monkeys, apes and humans. The similarities and differences that monkeys and apes have with humans.

After answering the question about comparability, Dr. King moves on to a discussion about the interpretation of human behaviour from the evolutionary angle. A comparison is drawn around aspects like tool making, gender differences, loyalty towards sexual partners and tendency for aggression.

Green. The author knows her area – the content is relevant. There are several anecdotes and ‘cases’ to keep one interested. These lectures are a decent introduction to the area of biological anthropology.

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