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Let's look at life through the lens of our ancestors. Our instincts were shaped by their struggles in an environment much different than our current environment. Our instincts haven't changed much but our environment has changed dramatically. We blend the science of evolutionary psychology with the clinical experience of Doug Lisle, PhD to explore common problems and stumbling points in our pursuit of happiness. We are live on Wednesdays at 8:30-9:30pm PST. If you have a question or comment, or maybe even a complicated situation that you'd like some advice on, feel free to call us live at 657-383-0751 or email us at BeatYourGenes@gmail.com . Check out our website for the recommended reading list and more: www.beatyourgenes.org

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A recent study published in the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology* attempts to tackle understanding the stress of decision making. Nate G goes over the article and Dr. Lisle offers his take. Can the stress of decision making be... more

In this episode, we review a new study in the science of happiness. The first, by Bruce Headey called, Happiness and Longevity: Unhappy People Die Young, Otherwise Happiness Probably Makes No Difference, explains what effect... more

We start the show with a question about whether a higher extroversion individual would act more introverted due to status loss. Then, we move on to a question about why & what to do when getting ignored or constantly interrupted in an... more

Ben Franklin effect, Burying feelings, Bottling up emotions, Internet trolls

Does casual mating doom pair bond chances? Evo psych & spiritual experience, sibling rivalry

Being cheap, Loaning money, Alcoholic husband, Influencing others

On-air session with a lady who has questions about how to spot casual mating

Advice for an indecisive man, Advice for a teacher, Delusional friends

Is knitting a sexual display? Is sexual inexperience a turn off?

Finding a dream job, Drama at work, Helping parents find happiness