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  • Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Greg Thornton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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By: Robert Wright
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Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics - as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies.

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"An accessible introduction to the science of evolutionary psychology and how it explains many aspects of human nature. Unlike many books on the topic,which focus on abstractions like kin selection, this book focuses on Darwinian explanations of why we are the way we are--emotionally and morally. Wright deals particularly well with explaining the reasons for the stereotypical dynamics of the three big "S's:" sex, siblings, and society." (Amazon.com review)

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not what I expected

tbf I was expecting more practical breakdown about why we do things.. and certainly it covered perhaps three topics, but hardly much that will benefit day to day a life, alot of fluff, I could summarise the whole book and its practical knowledge within a few dot points.

All in all it isn't a bad book, I'm sure some will love it, but it was lacking any real enlightenment into meaningful knowledge of why we are the way we are

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Great book!

Very pleasent to listen to.

Gave me a lot to think about. Bases of emotions and behavior originating from genes. I have a behaviorism background so lisyining to the other perspective was very engaging.

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Strikes at the core of behaviour

I could feel my genes running for cover as they were exposed by Darwin’s theory on their evolution.
Not long into the narration, a deep sense emotional inevitability mixes with a foreboding power of eons of subconsciously driven behaviour to show just who we all really are...Basic animals relying on a thin veneer of free will to prove to ourselves we’re in control.

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Great book - lots of good info

Good info on evolution and human behavious but way too long. Some fluff and stories could be removed.

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Awful narrator voice :(

Terrible narration voice for such a good book. Very disappointed, he sounds a bit strangled, why do so many audiobooks use such poor narrator voices?!?

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