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Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite

Evolution and the Modular Mind

By Robert Kurzban
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Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind by Robert Kurzban

Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite (2010) pushes us to challenge our assumptions about the human brain. These blinks explain the modular structure of our mind which, rather than creating a coherent conscious self, can lead to confusion and conflict as evolutionary traits clash with the challenges of the modern world.

  • Students and teachers of psychology
  • Readers questioning traditional explanations of how the mind works
  • People frustrated with friends’ hypocritical actions and poor judgment

Robert Kurzban is a professor of psychology, a blogger for Psychology Today, the editor-in-chief of the journal Evolution & Human Behavior and the director and founder of Pennsylvania’s Laboratory of Experimental Evolutionary Psychology. In 2008, the Human Behavior and Evolution Society awarded him the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution.

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