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Becoming ProSocial

This guided learning journey will introduce the basics of the ProSocial method as an applied change process and welcome participants into our growing global ProSocial Commons community.

This course provides weekly peer-group meetings to discuss, explore and deepen the work. Participants will be supported in identifying and working on their particular collaborative needs and goals.  

New and Featured Articles

April 15, 2024

DNA, Nabokov, and Biogeography

The authors examine the prehistory of Nabokov’s surprising, controversial, and ultimately vindicated 1945 scenario for the dispersal of Polyommatini Blue butterflies across the Americas.

April 2, 2024

Hollywood Climate Movies and The Potential of Tragedy

April 1, 2024

The Theory and Practice of Cultural Evolution: Past, Present, and Future, with Peter J. Richerson

March 26, 2024

Why Do Humans Enjoy Fictional Stories?

April 11, 2024

Role Playing in Human Evolution: From Life to Art

This process of “acting like” is a critically important mechanism in cultural evolution since it leads to social conformity and the homogenization of group behavior.

April 3, 2024

Natural Selection and Multilevel Selection as Causal Theories

Multilevel Selection is an extension of the theory of natural selection and is required to explain the evolution of prosociality in all its forms.

March 18, 2024

Williams’ Rule and Its Relevance for Positive Change Efforts

Williams’ Rule ought to be more widely known, which can improve any positive change effort, no matter what topic domain or scale. 

March 5, 2024

Response to Reviewers of DNA, Nabokov, and Biogeography

March 4, 2024

Which Way, Evolution & the Arts?

February 29, 2024

Wicked Problems and How to Solve Them

March 12, 2024

The Arts as a Communal Signaling Device

Why did early hunter-gatherers engage in the arts when that time could have been more profitably spent dealing with the demands of survival?

March 5, 2024

Evolution, Human Nature, and Imagination

The human capacity for creating an imaginative virtual world has been the culminating adaptation of the long human trajectory of gene-culture coevolution.