Arxiu de l'autor: ferransuay

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Professor of  Physiological Psychology and Psychoendocrinology (Departament de Psicobiologia. Universitat de València). Member of the Human Behavior & Evolution Society

Psicologia i pseudociència ? o la pervivència implícita de paradigmes obsolets

At some point during his speech, the bright professor seemed surprised that it would possible to study the biological basis of something as complex as moral reasoning. And if not biological, what are the bases of moral reasoning? Etherial? Mystical? Astrological, perhaps?The current paradigm of Science is the evolutionary and sciences not adscribed to this paradigm are just pseudosciences.  Continua llegint

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Nepotisme i evolució: corrupció?

Kin selection is the evolutionary basis for a set of behaviors that may eventually produce political corruption. It does not mean that corruption should be considered socially acceptable. The well-known phenomenon of nepotism has deep roots in our tendency to … Continua llegint

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Smelling each other

Parem molta atenció a què ens agrada o ens desagrada d’altres persones; especialment si les considerem possibles candidats a ser la nostra parella. Tot i que no és tan freqüent que fem referència a la seua olor, potser es tracta … Continua llegint

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Does Exercise Make Us Feel Good?

Tot i que no tenim una inclinació natural a fer exercici de manera plenament voluntària, hi ha evidència empírica que l’exercici físic afecta el nostre estat d’ànim i ens fa sentir més bé. Malgrat això, com és sabut, hi ha … Continua llegint

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Tenim cervells del paleolític?

Have we stopped evolving? If human brains have not evolved since 10.000 years ago, are they fit enough to cope with contemporary stress sources? Is our current social life understandable for those hunter-and-gatherer brains? And, the other way around, can … Continua llegint

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The right way to be wrong

El pensament humà és una eina sofisticada, que ha evolucionat per tal de trobar la veritat i abominar de l’error? Ens proporciona alguna garantia que les conclusions a què arribem tenen una elevada probabilitat de ser correctes?  Tal com ho … Continua llegint

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Psicologia Evolucionista: principis bàsics

Evolutionary Psychology (EP) focuses on human behavior as a whole composed by many pshychological mechanisms. Those are behavioral adaptations evolved to provide useful responses for the adaptive problems which refer always to survival and reproduction. It can be defined as … Continua llegint

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Factors que influencien el vot

“Speech is a mirror of the soul as a man speaks, so is he”. Publilius Syrus Men with lower-pitched voices are found to be more dominant and attractive than are men with higher-pitched voices. Since it may be adaptive for … Continua llegint

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Per què som tan sedentaris?

Why is it so easy to drop out from physical exercise programs that we had so willingly engaged, just a few weeks ago? Although many people say they like and enjoy physical activity, less than 30% of the european population … Continua llegint

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Poden guanyar un debat tots els candidats alhora?

After a public election debate surveys often indicate multiple winners. How is this possible if everyone has been watching the very same debate? What makes each participant‘s supporters believe it is their candidate who has emerged victorious? The study of … Continua llegint

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