Skip to main content

Are You Human, or What?

Teen Psychological Evolution

Dale Carlson, Hannah Carlson (Editor), Carol Nicklaus (Illustrator)


List Price: 14.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Are You Human, Or What? Evolutionary psychology for teens. We have evolved from reptile to mammal to human. Can we mutate, evolve into humans? Teen guide to the new science of evolutionary psychology. Evolution has equipped us, not for happiness, but for survival and reproduction of the species. To survive, we are programmed for fear and pain: every one of us had ancestors who managed to survive, mate, and pass on the best adapted programs for staying alive. Our brain programs hardware and software, have already conquered every other species: we’ve won, we can stop fighting. It’s time to pay attention to our psychological welfare as well as our technology.

Bick Publishing House, 9781884158339, 143pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 2008

About the Author

Author of over sixty books, adult and juvenile, fiction and nonfiction, Hannah Carlson has received three ALA Notable Book Awards, the Christopher Award, the Foreword Book of the Year Award, YALSA Nomination Quick Picks for Young Adults, New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, VOYA Honor Book. She writes novels and psychology, science, and philosophy books for young adults, and adult wildlife care and meditation books. She teaches writing here and abroad during part of each year. She makes her home among her grandchildren Chaney, Jacquelyn, Malcolm, Sam, and Shannon in Connecticut. Her books have been translated into 11 languages.