Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire : Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain why We Do what We Do
A lively and provocative look at how evolution shapes our behavior and our lives.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions.
With an accessible tone and a healthy disregard for political correctness, this lively and eminently readable book popularizes the latest research in a cutting- edge field of study-one that turns much of what we thought we knew about human nature upside-down.
Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, enjoy watching a favorite TV show, or feel scared--walking alone at night, we are in part behaving as a human animal with its own unique nature-a nature that essentially stopped evolving 10,000 years ago. Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa re-examine some of the most popular and controversial topics of modern life-and shed a whole new light on why we do the things we do.
Reader beware: You may never look at human nature the same way again.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vpfluke - LibraryThing
This book in many ways was unsatisfactory. After mentioning that too many social scientists are environmental determinists, he then sets up the sex drive as being the prime determinant for nearly ... Read full review
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although there were a couple of ideas there that were interesting, and quite logically explained, I somehow could not get really excited them, for the following reason: someone else mentioned here in ... Read full review
introduction Human Nature FT Us
What Is Evolutionary Psychology?
Why Are Men and Women
chapter3 BarbieManufactured by Mattel
Why Is Beauty Not in the Eye of
Beholder or SkinDeep?
Why Sean Connery and Catherine
Go Together Like a Horse
What Do Bill Gates and Paul McCartney
Why Does Marriage Settle Men Down?
chapter? Lifes Not Fair or Politically
Why Are Most Neurosurgeons Male
Why Are Most Suicide Bombers Muslim?
Why Are Single Women More Likely
conclusion Stump the Evolutionary