Just recently I hosted Dr. Gad Saad, professor of evolutionary psychology and author of The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature.
About the book from Amazon.com: In this highly informative and entertaining book “The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature”, the founder of the vibrant new field of evolutionary consumption illuminates the relevance of our biological heritage to our daily lives as consumers. While culture is important, the author shows that innate evolutionary forces deeply influence the foods we eat, the gifts we offer, the cosmetics and clothing styles we choose to make ourselves more attractive to potential mates, and even the cultural products that stimulate our imaginations (such as art, music, and religion).
Topics covered in the talk:
- [01:30] What is stopping behavior?
- [05:00] Why some think biology doesn’t apply to humans.
- [7:20] Taking an anecdote and mistakenly using it as a generality