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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. New episodes come out Wednesdays at 8:30 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 and leave a voicemail at (714) 900-2601 or send in a question through www.BeatYourGenes.org

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In today's show, the Dr's discuss: 1. I listened to Dr Howk on pseudo esteem where you say: If you are highly agreeable, highly conscientious and not that emotionally stable - being on social media comes with a high price for you... more

In today's show, the Dr's discuss; 1. How would you raise a child? Specifically for the first year? All that whining and crying, and getting barely any sleep for the first year. Is there anything parents can do? Or if nothing, if someone has... more

In today's show, the Dr's discuss: 1. How do you explain, in the context of evolutionary psychology, women who pursue polyamory? It seems like they are doing a good job of beating the instructions dealt them by their genes.... more

In today's show, Dr. Lisle discusses: 1) Why do I often get small epiphanies about various things in my life when I'm half asleep? 2) I've noticed many people act differently around close friends and family than they do around coworkers and... more

In today's episode, Dr. Lisle and Dr. Howk discuss: 1. My question is about how evolutionary psychologists can interpret the species-specific human diet differently. Dr. Lisle supports a plant-based, starch-heavy diet. Meanwhile, Dr.... more

In today's show, Dr. Howk discusses: 1. My house is lovely, and clutter free - except one attic room which is where I keep a large amount of sentimental objects all neatly packed and stored and kept clean. I have a lot of objects, letters... more

In today's show, Dr. Lisle discusses: 1. Is there such a thing as going mad? Are similar expressions mostly just used to discredit people? What about mental breakdowns? 2. What would cause a fully-functional, productive member of... more

In today's show, Dr. Lisle discusses: 1. Is it different when a female partner indulges in the equivalent of but for women, than it is for if a male partner indulges? From what I understand, if the man is still very into his wife, it might... more

In today's show, Dr. Howk and Dr. Lisle discuss the current state of affairs in an analysis of human behavior and motivation.

In today's replay of episode 223, the Dr's discuss: 1. How does withdrawal and Tolerance In drug usage compare to eating foods with addictive properties in terms of trying to quit? For instance, Would planning a strict day and time for a... more

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