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The Resource Mismatch : how our Stone Age brain deceives us every day (and what we can do about it), Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt ; translated from the Dutch by Suzanne Heukensfeldt Jansen

Mismatch : how our Stone Age brain deceives us every day (and what we can do about it), Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt ; translated from the Dutch by Suzanne Heukensfeldt Jansen

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Mismatch : how our Stone Age brain deceives us every day (and what we can do about it)
Title
Mismatch
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how our Stone Age brain deceives us every day (and what we can do about it)
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Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt ; translated from the Dutch by Suzanne Heukensfeldt Jansen
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  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foot by responding to stimuli that - in prehistoric times - would have prompted behaviour that was beneficial. If you've ever felt an anxious fight or flight response to a presenting at a board meeting, equivalent to facing imminent death by sabre-toothed tiger, then you have experienced a mismatch. Mismatch is about the clash between our biology and our culture. It is about the dramatic contrast between the first few million years of human history - when humans lived as hunters and gatherers in small-scale societies - and the past twelve thousand years following the agricultural revolution which have led us to comfortable lives in a very different social structure. Has this rapid transition been good for us? How do we, using our primitive minds, try to survive in a modern information society that radically changes every ten years or so? Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt show that humans have changed their environment so drastically that the chances for mismatch have significantly increased, and these conflicts can have profound consequences. Reviewed through mismatch glasses, social, societal, and technological trends can be better understood, ranging from the popularity of Facebook and internet porn, to the desire for cosmetic surgery, to our attitudes towards refugees. Mismatches can also affect our physical and psychological well-being, in terms of our attitudes to happiness, physical exercise, choosing good leaders, or finding ways to feel better at home or work. Finally, Mismatch gives us an insight into politics and policy which could enable governments, institutions and businesses to create an environment better suited to human nature, its potential and its constraints. This book is about converting mismatches into matches. The better your life is matched to how your mind operates, the greater your chances of leading a happy, healthy and productive life
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YDX
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1965-
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Giphart, Ronald
Dewey number
599.938
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1967-
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  • Van Vugt, Mark
  • Heukensfeldt Jansen, Suzanne
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  • Human evolution
  • Genetic psychology
Target audience
adult
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Mismatch : how our Stone Age brain deceives us every day (and what we can do about it), Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt ; translated from the Dutch by Suzanne Heukensfeldt Jansen
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First published in the Netherlands in 2016 by Uitgeverij Podium
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061921802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781472139702
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1018457264
Label
Mismatch : how our Stone Age brain deceives us every day (and what we can do about it), Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt ; translated from the Dutch by Suzanne Heukensfeldt Jansen
Publication
Note
First published in the Netherlands in 2016 by Uitgeverij Podium
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061921802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781472139702
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1018457264

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