Evolution of Psychotherapy | Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Steven Hayes, PhD
Original Program Date :
Dec 15, 2013
In this talk Dr. Hayes argues that human beings evolved for compassion and cooperation, based in part on the impact of eusociality on human language. This view has extraordinary implications for how we can achieve peace of mind, placing perspective taking and compassion at the center of psychotherapy itself. Such a view has the exciting possibility of bringing together different traditions in psychotherapy that often consider themselves rivals.
Explain the implications of multilevel selection for human cooperation.
Describe the link between human cooperation and human cognition.
Extend perspective taking to psychotherapy.
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