Randolph M. Nesse, M.D.
- Foundation Professor of Life Sciences, and Founding Director (2014-2019), The Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University
- Professor Emeritus, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan
- Founding President: The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
This book explains why mental disorders exist despite the actions of natural selection...and how evolutionary biology can provide psychiatry with the scientific foundation it has been missing.
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- This book sets out to show how evolution underpins (or should underpin) psychiatry. In doing so, it will surely change the face of medicine -- and deservedly so. —Robin Dunbar
- This is a wise, accessible, highly readable exploration of an issue that goes to the heart of human existence. —Robert Sapolsky
- A bold book that would have made Darwin proud. Cutting-edge and compassionate at the same time —Lee Dugatkin
- It is no exaggeration to say that he opens the door to a new paradigm in thinking about human beings and their conflicted lives. —Michael Ruse
- A provocative book full of intriguing explanations about human nature in all its strengths and weaknesses. —Carl Zimmer
- I do fully expect that someday nearly all psychiatry will be identiﬁed as evolutionary psychiatry. If so, Randolph Nesse’s book should be seen as the ﬁeld’s founding document. — David Barash in The Wall Street Journal