Mind the Gap: Evolutionary Psychological Perspectives on Thriving

Justin Barrett
On July 14, 2015

Evolutionary psychology can contribute to conversations on human thriving by noting both the strengths that are largely characteristic of the human species and, also, the unique gap humans have created between their natural properties and their ecological niche. While the natural properties of most species are well equipped for their environment, humans have changed their niche to a greater degree, resulting in a gap that may inhibit thriving. Ministry applications will also be addressed.

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