15th to 17th August, 2013 07:00 am - 07:00 pm

Website: Ancestral Health Symposium


Sheraton Atlanta
165 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta,Georgia 30303
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August 15, 2013, 11:05 am

The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature


I offer a synopsis of my work in the evolutionary consumption area. This will be achieved by discussing key tenets from my books (The Consuming Instinct and The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption) including that: (1) many consumption acts can be mapped onto four key Darwinian modules (survival, mating, kin selection, and reciprocal altruism); and (2) cultural products (e.g., song lyrics, movie plotlines) are fossils of the human mind that highlight a shared biological-based human nature.

Hall: Capitol Ballroom North Track: General Type: