Randy Nesse – Evolutionary Psychiatry Can Explain Human Emotions

Modern Wisdom | 22 October 2022 | 1h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Randy Nesse about his book Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry. Discusses evolutionary medicine and evolutionary psychiatry, including how low mood and depression could be evolutionarily advantageous, what happens if someone has too little fear or anxiety, why bad feelings are useless but normal, how eating disorders could be an adaptive response to the local environment and more.

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Randolph Nesse on Good Reasons for Bad Feelings

Innovation Hub | 21 June 2019 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Randolph Nesse about the ideas in his book, Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry. Considers emotional and mental disorders from an evolutionary perspective, and explains why natural selection left us with fragile minds.

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