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David P. Barash, Ph.D., is an evolutionary biologist and professor of psychology at the University of Washington.


Judith Eve Lipton, M.D. is a psychiatrist and book author. She and her husband David Barash have written about sex, war, and human nature.


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Dr. Lipton retired from the practice of psychiatry in 2009 after 30 years in order to move to Costa Rica to explore its culture and people.  She is writing a book about the phenomenon of happiness in Costa Rica, noted to be the happiest country in the world on 3 different international surveys. 

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