Zombified: A production of ASU and Zombie Apocalypse Medicine

Social parasites: Doug Kenrick



May 19th, 2020  •  1 hr 51 mins  •  Download (88.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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What was it like for Zombified co-host Dave Lundberg-Kenrick growing up with an evolutionary psychologist for a dad? Like growing up in a constant existential crisis, says Dave. In this episode we talk with Doug Kenrick, one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology (and Dave's dad) about how our evolutionary history has shaped our brains and behavior, making us susceptible to being parasitized. According to Doug, our evolved motives set up us to be parasitized by all sorts of parasites, from friends and family, to the many social parasites lurking on our computers and smartphones.