Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Ryan’

Christopher Ryan, Ph.D.

Christopher received a BA in English and American literature in 1984 and an MA and Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook University, in San Francisco, CA twenty years later. He spent the intervening decades traveling around the world, living in unexpected places working at very odd jobs (e.g., gutting salmon in Alaska, teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self- defense to land-reform activists in Mexico, managing commercial real-estate in New York’s Dia- mond District, helping Spanish physicians publish their research). Somewhere along the way, he decided to pursue doctoral studies in psychology. Drawing upon his multi-cultural experi- ence, Christopher’s research focused on trying to distinguish the human from the cultural. His doctoral dissertation analyzes the prehistoric roots of human sexuality, and was guided by the world-renowned psychologist, Stanley Krippner. (more…)

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In Sex at Dawn, renegade researchers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we “think we know” about sex.

Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

Ryan and Jethá show how our promiscuous past haunts our current struggles regarding monogamy, sexual orientation, and family dynamics. Some of the themes they explore include:

• why long-term fidelity can be so difficult for so many;

• why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens;

• why many middle-aged men risk everything for an affair;

• why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and

• what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality. (more…)

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Thom Hartman interviews Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn.

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