377: Randolph Nesse | Good Reasons for Bad Feelings

The Jordan Harbinger Show

By Jordan Harbinger

377: Randolph Nesse | Good Reasons for Bad Feelings

Tuesday, 14 July

Randolph Nesse (@randynesse) is the founding director of the Center for Evolution Medicine at Arizona State University and author of Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry.

What We Discuss with Randolph Nesse: What possible purpose do anxiety, depression, and anger serve from an evolutionary standpoint? Why the body's mechanisms for keeping us safe often overreact, and what we can do to get a handle on them when they work a little too well. The evolutionary upsides to worrying about what other people think of us. Why natural selection shapes our behavior toward reproduction rather than health and longevity. Why do women often go for the reckless mate instead of the safe mate -- and why do men stick around at all? And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/377

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