93 minutes | Mar 15, 2022

637: Bill von Hippel | Where the Social Leap Lands

Bill von Hippel is a professor of psychology at the University of Queensland and the author of The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy.

What We Discuss with Bill von Hippel:
  • What our eyes tell us about how humans evolved to cooperate with one another.
  • How a psychological phenomenon called the theory of mind makes us aware that mental states of others don't match our own, and why this trait gives human beings a unique advantage in the animal kingdom.
  • Why hunter-gatherer societies are more egalitarian than what we see in modern Western civilization.
  • Why so many of us hate the way we look in photographs.
  • Can animals lie?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/637

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