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Episode 024: Mental Smoke Detectors

Creators

Art Woods

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Interviewer(s)

Art Woods, Marty Martin

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Interviewee(s)

Randy Nesse

Description

Why hasn’t natural selection eliminated human diseases? Are bad feelings like anxiety and depression adaptive? Can we use evolutionary biology to improve medicine?

Randy Nesse is a doctor and a scientist at Arizona State University who uses evolutionary biology to inform the practice of medicine. In his latest book, “Good Reasons for Bad Feelings,” he discusses how natural and sexual selection may have shaped our psychological and emotional lives. On this episode Art and Marty talk to Randy about evolutionary psychiatry.

Want more info on evolutionary medicine? Go to the International Society for Evolution, Medicine &Public Health’s website: www.isemph.org

Date Published

2019

Language

eng

Length of Episode

1 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds

Digital File Format

audio/mp3

Document Type

Podcast

Episode 024: Mental Smoke Detectors

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