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Are more 'Darwin Awards' coming this year?


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 4:55pm

Teaching psychology for 20 years at Spokane Falls Community College was such a learning experience – for me. I hope the students also learned a lot about the “scientific study of behavior and mental processes.”

When teaching the section on evolutionary psychology, it was always interesting to ask the classes if anyone knew about the "Darwin Awards." Sheepishly, some students, especially boys, would raise their hands, grinning from ear to ear.

For those of you who don’t know, every year people are selected for Darwin Awards — the dumbest things people do that actually elimina...

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