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The Resource 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, Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa

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, Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa

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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
Title
Why beautiful people have more daughters
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from dating, shopping, and praying to going to war and becoming a billionaire : two evolutionary psychologists explain why we do what we do
Statement of responsibility
Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An analysis of the ways in which evolution shapes human behavior and human lives draws on the field of evolutionary psychology to offer revealing glimpses of human nature and to shed new light on why humans do the things that they do
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189854
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DLC
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Miller, Alan S
Dewey number
155.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BF698.95
LC item number
.M545 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kanazawa, Satoshi
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True
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  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Sex differences (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
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from dating, shopping, and praying to going to war and becoming a billionaire : two evolutionary psychologists explain why we do what we do
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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, Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa
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Publication
Note
  • "Includes new afterword"--Cover
  • "A Perigee book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[213]-239) and index
Contents
Introduction. Human nature "R" us -- The forgotten half of the equation -- Two errors in thinking that we must avoid -- A note about stereotypes -- How to use this book -- 1. What is evolutionary psychology? -- A typical view from the social sciences -- The evolutionary psychological perspective -- The Savanna principle : why our brains are stuck in the Stone Age -- 2. Why are men and women so different? -- What about culture? Is anything cultural? -- On to the puzzles and questions -- 3. Barbie, manufactured by Mattel, designed by evolution : the evolutionary psychology of sex and mating -- Why do men like blonde bombshells (and why do women want to look like them)? -- Why is beauty not in the eye of the beholder or skin-deep? -- Why is prostitution the world's oldest profession, and why is pornography a billion-dollar industry? -- Why Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, but not Lauren Bacall and Brad Pitt? -- He said, she said : why do men and women perceive the same situation differently? -- 4. Go together like a horse and carriage? : the evolutionary psychology of marriage -- Why are there virtually no polyandrous societies? -- Why (and how) are contemporary westerners polygynous? -- Why does having sons reduce the likelihood of divorce? -- Why are diamonds a girl's best friend? -- Why might handsome men make bad husbands? -- 5. Some things are more important than money : the evolutionary psychology of the family -- Boy or girl? What influences the sex of your child? -- Why does the baby have daddy's eyes, but not mommy's? -- Why are there so many deadbeat dads but so few deadbeat moms? -- Why is family more important to women than to men? -- Why do girls of divorced parents experience puberty earlier than girls whose parents remain married? -- 6. Guys gone wild : the evolutionary psychology of crime and violence -- Why are almost all violent criminals men? -- What do Bill Gates and Paul McCartney have in common with criminals? -- Why does marriage "settle" men down? -- Why do some men beat up their wives and girlfriends? -- 7. Life's not fair, or politically correct : the evolutionary psychology of political and economic inequalities -- Why do politicians risk everything by having an affair (but only if they are male)? -- Why do men so often earn more money and attain higher status than women? -- Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? -- Why is sexual harassment so persistent? -- 8. The good, the bad, and the ugly : the evolutionary psychology of religion and conflict -- Where does religion come from? -- Why are women more religious than men? -- Why are most suicide bombers Muslim? -- Why is ethnic and nationalist conflict so persistent throughout the world? -- Why are single women more likely to travel abroad, and why are young single men more likely to be xenophobic? -- Conclusion. Stump the evolutionary psychologists : a few tougher questions
Control code
ocn213308445
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Perigee trade paperback ed.
Extent
xix, 252 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780399534539
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007011491
System control number
(OCoLC)213308445
Label
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, Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa
Publication
Note
  • "Includes new afterword"--Cover
  • "A Perigee book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[213]-239) and index
Contents
Introduction. Human nature "R" us -- The forgotten half of the equation -- Two errors in thinking that we must avoid -- A note about stereotypes -- How to use this book -- 1. What is evolutionary psychology? -- A typical view from the social sciences -- The evolutionary psychological perspective -- The Savanna principle : why our brains are stuck in the Stone Age -- 2. Why are men and women so different? -- What about culture? Is anything cultural? -- On to the puzzles and questions -- 3. Barbie, manufactured by Mattel, designed by evolution : the evolutionary psychology of sex and mating -- Why do men like blonde bombshells (and why do women want to look like them)? -- Why is beauty not in the eye of the beholder or skin-deep? -- Why is prostitution the world's oldest profession, and why is pornography a billion-dollar industry? -- Why Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, but not Lauren Bacall and Brad Pitt? -- He said, she said : why do men and women perceive the same situation differently? -- 4. Go together like a horse and carriage? : the evolutionary psychology of marriage -- Why are there virtually no polyandrous societies? -- Why (and how) are contemporary westerners polygynous? -- Why does having sons reduce the likelihood of divorce? -- Why are diamonds a girl's best friend? -- Why might handsome men make bad husbands? -- 5. Some things are more important than money : the evolutionary psychology of the family -- Boy or girl? What influences the sex of your child? -- Why does the baby have daddy's eyes, but not mommy's? -- Why are there so many deadbeat dads but so few deadbeat moms? -- Why is family more important to women than to men? -- Why do girls of divorced parents experience puberty earlier than girls whose parents remain married? -- 6. Guys gone wild : the evolutionary psychology of crime and violence -- Why are almost all violent criminals men? -- What do Bill Gates and Paul McCartney have in common with criminals? -- Why does marriage "settle" men down? -- Why do some men beat up their wives and girlfriends? -- 7. Life's not fair, or politically correct : the evolutionary psychology of political and economic inequalities -- Why do politicians risk everything by having an affair (but only if they are male)? -- Why do men so often earn more money and attain higher status than women? -- Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? -- Why is sexual harassment so persistent? -- 8. The good, the bad, and the ugly : the evolutionary psychology of religion and conflict -- Where does religion come from? -- Why are women more religious than men? -- Why are most suicide bombers Muslim? -- Why is ethnic and nationalist conflict so persistent throughout the world? -- Why are single women more likely to travel abroad, and why are young single men more likely to be xenophobic? -- Conclusion. Stump the evolutionary psychologists : a few tougher questions
Control code
ocn213308445
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Perigee trade paperback ed.
Extent
xix, 252 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780399534539
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007011491
System control number
(OCoLC)213308445

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