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EvoS Summer Courses from New Paltz – Summer 2013!

Evolutionary Studies Seminar (EVO 301; instructor is Glenn Geher) and Evolution and Human Health (EVO 201; instructor is Hamilton Stapell) will be offered in a fully online format this summer (along with several other courses that comprise New Paltz’s unique … Continue reading

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The Two Tragedies of life

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” Oscar Wilde     In Mike Cahill’s idiosyncratic and charming indie film King of California, a mentally troubled man with … Continue reading

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More on “Angst,” a New Book on Evolutionary Psychopathology

A couple months ago, I mentioned a new book of interest to those who like clinical psychology and evolution. It’s called Angst: Origins of Anxiety and Depression by Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D., a psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College who … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Psychology for Kids – Part 1

Evolution and Human Behavior – Thoughts for 6th Graders In late 2011, my daughter Megan, then 11, was taking an awesome social studies class in 6th grade. Her teacher, Ms. Naclerio, was very interested in evolution and human origins – … Continue reading

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Mating Intelligence Unleashed is now unleashed!

Good news (at least for me and Scott Barry Kaufman!) – Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The role of the mind in sex, dating, and love has just been released. This book, the product of a great deal of time and energy … Continue reading

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What Academia Should be Like – Anthropology, Gender, Evolution, and Sharing of Ideas in an Academic Community

What Academia Should be Like – Anthropology, Gender, Evolution, and Sharing of Ideas in an Academic Community I was very fortunate to be asked to give a guest lecture in Ben Junge’s Anthropology of Gender class earlier this semester. This … Continue reading

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Angst: A New Book on Evolutionary Clinical Psychology!

Continuing the cute trend of popular science books with one-word titles, Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has just published the new book Angst: The Origins of Anxiety and Depression. The … Continue reading

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Welcome to the EvoS Summit!

The following is the official introduction in the program booklet for the EvoS Summit – coming soon! Welcome to the EvoS Summit! October 26, 2012 – at SUNY New Paltz On behalf of the Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium and the … Continue reading

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Time Management Skills

This is a phrase my dad, Glenn Geher, says frequently! It is definitely true! Especially considering my last blog was May 1st! According to my dad, “time management skills” means knowing what time everything you have to do is, and … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Psychology of Marathon Running: Long May You Run!

Marathon running is not evolutionarily natural. While our ancestors ran a heck of a lot more than we do (on average), 26.2 miles in a single shot is not likely something that our ancestors did frequently. And intensive training for … Continue reading

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