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Thoughts about human nature, human suffering, and psychotherapy in an evolutionary framework.
William C. Sanderson Ph.D.
Can what we know about our evolved human nature explain what is going on in politics?
Evolutionary theory explains the nature of all species. Why are we not relying on it in clinical psychology to explain human nature?
A lot of attention has been paid to mental health treatments to reduce the distress associated with the pandemic. But its impact on human's very nature may create more than we can handle.
Does calling frontline workers "heroes"—especially those making low wages—stop us from doing something more to help them?
Are you in a state of panic about coronavirus? Consider that it may be worthwhile dialing that down to a more reasonable level of fear.
We should understand our cognitive shortcomings now before they lead us to ignore worse threats than coronavirus.
Coronavirus will test our ability to manage the worst of our human nature. Our minds are built to fail this test. How can we overcome that to succeed?
Programed for dissatisfaction? Thank your evolutionary roots. Consider enlightenment as a strategy to improve your well-being and to become a better person.
Is our current living environment creating physical and emotional problems for us?
Can understanding our evolutionary history help us better function in the contemporary environment? Absolutely!
William C. Sanderson, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Hofstra University.