What Does Evolution Have to do with Your Neighborhood?
How Can We Study our Neighborhoods From an Evolutionary Perspective?
Steve speaks with Prof. Daniel Nettle from Newcastle University in the UK about neighborhoods and sharing. They discuss how the environmental aspects that we call "neighborhood" can influence humans to express an adaptive psychological strategy that has homolog in the animal kingdom and that can explain variability in such behaviors as inter-city aggression. They also discuss how sharing among individuals in a group can be mutually advantageous and potentially selfish to the giver!