Joséphine (Word Revel)'s Reviews > The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy

The Social Leap by William Von Hippel
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Initial thoughts: I've learned quite a lot of this information about homo sapiens from the standpoint of sociology and anthropology. What I haven't paid much attention to prior to listening to the audiobook is the evolution before homo sapiens, and how they did or didn't work together. That evolutionary shift is what was central to the arguments of The Social Leap.

The last chapter finally outlined how we can pursue happiness. However, that didn't offer any new insights beyond your standard self-help book. That could be seen as a good thing, seeing how these were deduced from psychological research. Considering the trajectory of evolutionary science though, I still found The Social Leap insightful for lending me lens through which I hadn't considered happiness before.
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Reading Progress

February 1, 2019 – Started Reading
February 2, 2019 – Shelved
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: 4-stars
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: text-non-fiction
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: target-adult
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: evolution
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: science
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: psychology
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: published-2018
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: zzz-read-2019-02
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: happiness
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: format-audiobooks
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: history
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: anthropology
February 2, 2019 – Shelved as: writers-american
February 2, 2019 – Finished Reading

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