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Making the Social Leap: A Conversation on How Our Psychology Evolved

Dave Nussbaum: Shortly after the publication of his new book, The Social Leap, I spoke to William von Hippel at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore at the University of Chicago. The Social Leap is a fascinating exploration of the evolutionary origins of our modern psychology. The book is divided into three parts: what evolution has to say about how we became who we are, how the past helps us to understand the present, and how we can use that knowledge to build a better future. We discuss some aspects of each of these to give a good feel for the trajectory of the book.

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