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A Day on Evolutionary Psychology
Learn about the fascinating science of evolutionary psychology in this full day of talks from leading clinical and evolutionary psychologists. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ **Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.** For tickets, please click here: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Can practising compassion create lasting, physiological changes in your brain? Is homosexuality really ‘against nature’? And can an evolutionary understanding of our minds help explain, and offer solutions to many of the mental health problems we are facing today? These are just some of the topics we’ll explore at ‘A Day on Evolutionary Psychology’ at The Weekend University. In this series of talks, we’ll examine human psychology and behaviour through the lens of modern evolutionary theory. You’ll learn: - The foundations of evolutionary psychology; how your emotions, thought patterns, perceptions, and social interactions have been shaped by millions of years of evolutionary history - Why same sex behaviour evolved in human and non-human animals; the fascinating evolutionary origins of homosexual behaviour and why it is widespread – not only amongst humans, but other animals alike - The amazing science of compassion focused therapy; learn about the rapidly growing evidence for this groundbreaking form of therapy, and how it can help you be kinder both towards yourself and others, end toxic self criticism, heal trauma and shame, and improve your emotional wellbeing. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of how these evolutionary insights can improve your emotional intelligence in the modern world. For information on the lectures & speakers, and tickets, please see: **Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.**

Birkbeck University

Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX · London

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    What we're about

    This is a group for anyone fascinated by psychology and the human mind.

    The aim of the group is to make the UK's leading psychology lecturers accessible to the general public.

    To do this, we'll organise one 'Day on Psychology' on the last Sunday of each month, where you'll get a full day of fascinating psychology lectures from the UK's leading psychology academics, researchers and mental health practitioners.

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