What They’re Reading: Stanley Krippner

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Book recommendations from experts in the fields of sexuality, gender, health, science and relationships.

Stanley Krippner

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Dr. Stanley Krippner recommends "Sex at Dawn," which examines the ancient roots of human sexuality and their modern implications.

Dr. Stanley Krippner recommends Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha.

In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha debunk almost everything we think we know about mate selection, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, and a Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Fellow.