Verified by Psychology Today
Race, monogamy, and other lies they told you.
Agustín Fuentes Ph.D.
Were there gender difference in the past? It is extremely likely. Do we know if they were like gender differences we see today? No.
What popular books get wrong about human evolution.
Being human, with all its messiness, is worth the hassle
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”
The Internet abounds with Fake news and misrepresentation. Our brains are powerful lie detectors, let’s use them.
Are humans really violent?
Humans are not “bad to the bone,” just really complicated, potentially dangerous, and generally kind. We should remember that.
It may be unintentional, but we’re all a little bit racist.
Is Title IX against human nature?
If there is no joy, should there be sex?
Humans take religion seriously..but how well do they know the global religious landscape?
The world is not feeling very compassionate. But it is. Or better put, we are.
Myths of gender and race are not made on the screen, but they are incessantly reinforced there
If we don’t seriously engage the problem underlying Race in the USA, more people will die and many more will continue to suffer
Ignorance underlies most claims about the conflict between science and religion
Film & TV media sell females short
Trying to pigeonhole sex into one or two “real” explanations is fruitless and damaging.
The events at Ferguson are not rooted in human nature, but the response can be.
Pitting biology and evolution versus culture and life experience is a giant mistake.
Are sexual coercion, harassment, and even rape "biological imperatives"?
Do genetic data prove that there are multiple biological races in humans today?
Don’t deny variability; enjoy your spot at any place on the continuum, and know that being different is in fact a normal part of being human.
Being human and being happy is about being part of a community, and then about the details of individual relationships.
We all want to believe the myth of DNA: that it provides an explanation for why we are the way we are. However, it is just not true—genes are never more than just a part of the story.
Aggression between women today doesn’t necessarily mean human females evolved to be “bitchy”
Being human means failing often
Can a bad dopamine gene be a core cause for Moms being harsher parents? Not likely. There is no way the world, the human body, and parenting behavior is that simple.
The phallus fallacy, the ubiquitous focus on the penis in popular media and culture, may be acting to reinforce social and gender inequities. This is a problem.
Breaking the cycle of racism means learning about race, and more importantly, talking about it. But this is no easy feat.
A focus on genitals does not tell us much about being human
Agustín Fuentes, Ph.D, is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.