Main Topic: Tribalism, Virtue Signaling, and the Evolution of Absurd Beliefs
Main Speaker: Dr. Hector Garcia
Music: Jimmy K Smith Trio
Main Talk Summary :
Our signaling behaviors infuse nearly every aspect of our social lives—our conspiracy theories, our worst online behaviors, and even war. Understanding these behaviors in crucial for freer, more rational, more peaceable societies. Dr. Garcia's talk will foray into these dynamics though the lens of evolutionary psychology
Main Speaker Bio:
Dr. Hector Garcia is a psychologist, researcher, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas A & M at San Antonio. He is the author of the books: Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression; and Sex, Power and Partisanship. Dr. Garcia has published extensively on the evolutionary psychology of religion, warfare, politics, and PTSD. He has been featured on TED, PBS, and CSPAN.
Musician Bio :
We are back to our regular start time of 10:30 AM. Doors open at 10:00 AM
The Montrose Center
401 Branard St #107
Houston, TX 77006
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