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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.  

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April 18, 2024

The Tide of Opinion on Group Selection has Turned

The acceptance of group selection has all the earmarks of a paradigm shift.

April 3, 2024

Natural Selection and Multilevel Selection as Causal Theories

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

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 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.

March 26, 2024

Why Do Humans Enjoy Fictional Stories?

The imaginary worlds we create and consume are not cultural anomalies, but rather direct manifestations of our cognition.

March 5, 2024

Evolution, Human Nature, and Imagination

March 5, 2024

Response to Reviewers of DNA, Nabokov, and Biogeography

March 4, 2024

Which Way, Evolution & the Arts?

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 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?