Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part 1. Myth-Busting Tool Kit; 1. Myths about Human Nature are Powerful--and Misleading; 2. Culture--Problems with what we Believe about Being Human; 3. Evolution Is Important--but may not be what we Think; Part 2. Busting Three Myths about Being Human; Prelude: Human?' Nature + Nurture; 4. The Myth of Race; 5. Myths about Aggression; 6. Myths about Sex; 7. Beyond the Myths: Now what?; Appendix: Getting the Information Yourself; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, Fuentes incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution requiring us to dispose of notions of "nature or nurture." Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields, inclu.