Evolutionary Psychology

GUESTS: BARBARA EHRENREICH Throughout this century, advocates of women's liberation have confronted a persistent notion: that women occupy an inferior place in society simply as a result of their biology. In recent years, evolutionary psychologists claimed that women have evolved physically and psychologically to be weaker, less assertive, and monogamous, while men are naturally stronger, aggressive, and promiscuous. But recent historical and biological research has produced some evidence that may turn this conventional wisdom upside down. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a look at evolutionary psychology, and the new findings that challenge its assumptions.

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