Human behavior

How ‘human nature’ evolved its unique form

We all know what human nature is, it’s the psychological and social qualities that define humanity as a species. But have you ever wondered how and why it developed its unique characteristics. Dip into Them+Us to discover –

Wcro1hat suddenly caused stone-aged hominids to suddenly morph into behaviorally modern humans 46,000 years ago

 

The need to identify ourselves as human is responsible for the rich cultural diversity we see today. We have a need to declare, “These adornments prove I am one of Us.” It is this evolutionary imperative that fuels issues of identity, particularly among teenagers.
The need to identify ourselves as human is responsible for the rich cultural diversity we see today. We have a need to declare, “These adornments prove I am one of Us.” It is this evolutionary imperative that fuels issues of identity, particularly among teenagers.

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Where humans’ love of music, dance, art and jewellery comes from

 

THE BIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE TO BE CLEAN: Throughout the vast span of recorded history, humans (and particularly women), have habitually bahed and used perfumes to remove and conceal both scents. Them+Us explains the evolutionary origins of scent concealment.

THE BIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE TO BE CLEAN

Throughout the vast span of recorded history, humans (and particularly women), have habitually bathed and used perfumes to remove and conceal both scents. Them+Us explains the evolutionary origins of scent concealment.

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Why women everywhere use perfumes and washing to conceal and mask their body odor

 

Why dogs really are ‘man’s best friend,’ and the role they played in saving humanity from extinction

 

 

risky-behaviorWhy young men are attracted to risky behaviors

 

phallus-montageThe preoccupation of men with the length of their penises is examined in the context of a prehistoric survivalist strategy

 

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Why we’re scared of the dark and often have trouble sleeping 

 

 

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Why patriotism, militarism and internecine conflict are ubiquitous features of all human societies.

Learn the root causes of war, terrorism, genocide and ethnic cleansing – in short why humans are the most violent and aggressive animal species on earth

 

1mammoth-2what caused the Neolithic revolution – the abrupt transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to agriculture and city living

pat5Why men fear and control women’s sexuality. Vendramini examines the evolutionary origins of gender differences and sexual oppression

deforest2aWhy humans are preoccupied with deforestation even when the consequences are catastrophic

 

 

wall-montage400What’s behind our preoccupation with building walls and fortresses

and finally:

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the really big questions: why have humans made such a mess of things?  And is there any hope for us?

These are just some of the mysteries and quandaries Vendramini resolves in his historic book

See also:

Physiology     and   Sexuality


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