The majority of people are scared away when they see a book, let alone one that looks similar to a college or high school text book...
These are the same people that're missing out on a wealth of knowledge when it comes to how our mind works.
"SJ, why would I care about evolutionary psychology?"
Understanding how our mind has evolved over time and why and what we're bias to is extremely powerful knowledge and can be applied to everything and anything such as...
- Motivating yourself
- Motivating others
Once you Understand How Your Mind Is Hardwired You Can Conquer It!
The cliche saying 'knowledge is power' could not be more true when it comes to psychology.
The 6 Parts Of David Buss' Evolutionary Psychology
Part 1 - Foundations Of Evolutionary Psychology
A look into the struggle for existence.
"Favorable variations tend to be preserved and unfavorable ones tend to die out."
Part 2 - The New Science Of Evolutionary Psychology
Fears, phobias, anxieties & adaptive biases.
An explanation of the six functional defences against attacks.
Why people die and the theory of senescence...
Early advantages in life such as high testosterone often lead to a later cost in life (when natural selection no longer plays a part).
Dr. David Buss gives the example of high testosterone in young males and a higher risk of prostate cancer later in life (eventually leading to demise).
Part 3 - Challenges Of Sex And Mating
An explanation of what women seek in a male based on large surveys and studies and the significance of this, including:
- Athletic prowess
- Social status
- Financial stability
- Facial symmetry
Men spending time around attractive women begin to place greater emphasis and value on the traits women find attractive automatically, this contributes to a successful mating strategy.
Part 4 - Challenges Of Parenting And Kinship
A deep look into kinship & the 'blood is thicker than water' theory.
Part 5 - Problems Of Group Living
You must become irreplaceable
Acquire specialist knowledge, ensure others remain dependable.
Forget fair-weather friends
Seek out those who will endure both the glory days and the tough times with you... not just the former.
You have a limited number of 'friend slots'
Your energy and time are finite, you can only be in one place at a time.
Ensure you're selecting your friends carefully based upon their skills, interests, mindset and work ethic.
Form cooperative coalitions
A cooperative coalition is a group of multiple individuals chasing the same goal, an army is a prime example of a cooperative coalition.
You must form cooperative cooalitions when it comes to chasing those big goals, be it in business or in the gym.
Part 6 - An Integrated Psychological Science
Cognitive psychology including:
- Attention & memory
- Biases, judgements under pressure, heuristics
- Problem solving
- Mind mechanisms & life strategies