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Food For Thought: Why “God” Acts Like a Dominant Male PrimateDate:
Trinity Church of Austin
Center for Inquiry – Austin
Hector Garcia is a clinical psychologist who writes on evolutionary psychology. His talk is based on his book, Alpha God: the Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression.
Evolutionary psychology is a theoretical approach to psychology that attempts to explain useful mental and psychological traits—such as memory, perception, or language—as adaptations, i.e., as the functional products of natural selection. Additionally, it finds evolutionary explanations for human behavior in areas such as mate choice.