U.S. immigration is but one example of how the interactions of many diverse minds—our collective brains—drive innovation and ultimately economic growth.
The present pandemic is a stark reminder that humans are, first and foremost, biological beings – as vulnerable to environmental and evolved threats as is any other organism.
In times of public health crisis, political leaders need to suppress dysfunctional personality traits and instead rely on and uphold public health experts.
Democracy will live or die depending on its ability to respond to twenty-first-century hazards.
Genetic differences between individuals within groups are much greater than any average differences between groups of individuals.
The success (or failure) that societies have had in the wake of COVID-19 offers a simple reminder that the success of Homo sapiens has been essentially a cooperative enterprise.
Just as COVID-19's genes initially selected for changes in our culture, in the future those changes in culture could in turn select for changes in their genes.
Humans evolved social potential to cooperate with others will eventually ignite a collective response to fight COVID-19 around the globe.
The current pandemic is an obvious manifestation of the price society has to pay for current practices.
Despite the coronavirus, the per capita growth average should return to normal, just as it did in previous economic crises over the last 150 years.
Humans have evolved to favor their in-groups, but who is considered part of the in-group can change across cultures, contexts, and the life course.
What this potential marriage suggests is there are great possibilities for research, particularly around social relationships.
Another level of selection is now operating in the social universe: selection on the social structures and cultures of each society.
“Zoom fatigue” and “touch starvation” have evolutionary origins that researchers need to take seriously.
Two approaches help us identify high-risk activities and social processes that heighten the likelihood of zoonotic spillover.
It is time for sociologists to engage in a deeper conversation with evolutionary scientists about human origins and human needs.
We believe that to catalyze rapid, positive cultural change we need to recognize our interconnectedness and continuously improve the relationships we have with ourselves, each other and the planet.
Consciously evolve a world that works for all.