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Nichola Raihani

Evolutionary Humanist

The Real Reason Modern Parenting is So Hard

Since the dawn of humans we have been parenting. And yet despite all our advancement parenting seems as difficult and stressful as its ever been. What’s going on here? Is modern parenting based on assumptions of a an ideal family model that is fundamentally broken or outdated? Nichola Raihani will talk on how the global pandemic has laid bare the shortcomings on how we think about parenting in the modern age.

Nichola Raihani is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor in Evolution and Behaviour at UCL. Her group’s research focuses on the evolution of social behaviour in humans and non-human species.

She has been widely published in scientific journals, won the 2018 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology for her research achievements, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2018. She was the recipient of the 2021 Humanist Society’s Voltaire Medal.

In 2021, Nichola’s first book, The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Saved the World, was published by Penguin.

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