William von Hippel – The Social Leap

William von Hippel is an author and expert in evolutionary psychology.

He studied at Yale and the University of Michigan, and is now a Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland.

His book The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy, traces our evolutionary history to show how events in our distant past continue to shape our lives today.

William has published over one hundred academic articles and been featured in The New York Times, USA Today and The Economist.

Chapters:

00:00 Trailer.

02:16 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.

03:23 Brian’s introduction.

03:54 Bill’s impression of London and what he observes socially of the British.

05:00 Introducing the story of Bill’s book The Social Leap and linking it to the ethos of London Real.

09:12 Why Bill wrote the book and why it begins 7 million years ago.

25:50 When our brain growth and capacity increased rapidly and the NOTCH2NL gene is put to use.

27:52 Why tribalism develops as we evolve from Homo erectus to Homo sapiens and how it affects us today.

31:19 Our traits, attitudes and preferences are fifty percent from our genes and 50 percent through our experience.

33:44 How quickly we revert to tribalism.

36:33 Why we gossip, engage in storytelling and lying.

47:22 Reproduction is the currency of evolution.

49:43 What a female looks for in a future mate and why.

53:55 We are a serial monogamy species.

57:21 Women usually choose a risk taker and male behaviour is guided by female preference.

59:46 How current evolution is affecting our choosing mechanism, population size and distribution.

1:04:06 In one hundred thousand years-time there may no longer be male and female roles.

1:05:17 What evolution teaches us about leadership. The elephant and baboon world leaders.

1:13:58 The waxing and waning of individualism within societies.

1:17:24 The paralysing effect on people of modern high connectivity, except for Donald Trump’s supporters.

1:24:02 Take risks, there are two types of sin in this world, commission or omission.

1:32:13 As we age our priorities change.

1:38:43 What can be done about modern day tribalism.

1:40:41 Bill’s prognosis for environmental evolution.

1:45:13 The 10 building blocks that make on average a happy life … stay present.

1:49:23 …food, friends and sexual relationships.

1:50:34 Bill agrees that “We shouldn’t search for happiness we should search for meaning”.

1:52:10 What is Bill’s superpower.

1:53:04 How people can be better story tellers.

1:55:12 The best and worst days of his life.

1:57:05 What scares Bill.

1:58:46 What he does for fun.

1:59:40 What keeps him awake at night.

2:00:12 What will he be doing in ten years.

2:01:38 What it is like for him to be living in Australia.

2:03:25 Phone call to the twenty-five years old Bill.

2:04:35 Best advice he ever received.

2:05:46 Success secrets.

2:06:43 Advice to the young person listening.

2:09:07 Brian’s summing up.

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Gelia
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Gelia

Such a passionate story teller! Great great interview!

Maranda
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Maranda

I am being recruited through my intuition and psychic ability.

Stephen
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Stephen

i cant beleive this if free,this is like school to me.Thanks yous so much.
i really related to the sk8er part about getting back up and taking risks wich is what some a women wants to see and needed to hear it at the time,much respect to all the women out there.this whole interveiw was so intresting to me,im into behavior and figuring out why we do things.

Stephen
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Stephen

i cant beleive this if free,this is like school to me.Thanks yous so much.
i really related to the sk8er part about getting back up and taking risks wich is what a women wants to see and needed to hear it at the time,much respect to all the women out there.this whole interveiw was so intresting to me,im into behavior and figuring out why we do things.

Maxwell
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Bro! You Should Gamify Your Website So People Are Incentized to Ad To Their Profiles Etc. Is There a London Real MarketPlace On The Website ^_=)!? If Community is a Major Goal Of Yours!

Maxwell
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Yay! There is a Comments Section Here Lol!!! I Love Youtube Comments ^_=)! I Think The Populist Movement Stems From a REALITY Of a Changing Socioeconomic Outlook for MANY Around The World ^_=)! Don’t Believe Everything You Hear “Best Economy Ever” ETC. Although Yes, There are MANY New Opportunities with the Internet at Scale Than Most People REalize ^_^.

Neo
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Neo

Excellent take on current human behavior based on evolution.

ymazigo685
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ymazigo685

very informative

redr0cket
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redr0cket

Nowadays, the risk of staying with a woman is greater than 50% divorce…Eighty percent of those divorces are initiated by the female. If you went skydiving and the pilot told you that 8 out of the 10 parachutes will not open, but he doesn’t know which ones, would you still jump?

onietaylor192
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onietaylor192

Try being a good man and something the woman needs. Women aren’t taking s*** anymore, boys.

redr0cket
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redr0cket

Fuck off you feminist slag. Women drag men kicking and screaming to the alter and then destroy lives because of their feelings. Men are benevolent until we’re not. And you modern feminist idiots have crossed the line decades ago.

redr0cket
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redr0cket

Attention Men…notice the deflection in her comment regarding the stats that were asserted. That’s the problem with you females…nothing is ever your fault. A bunch of narcissistic bi-polar schizophrenic hoarders running around thinking they’re going to rule the world. Sugar, everything on this planet was imagined, created, and maintained by a man. There isn’t a single thing that humans use day-to-day that was contributed by a female’s mind. Slag.