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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 Psychologisby Alan S. Miller
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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 reexamine 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.
Beware: You may never look at human nature the same way again.
In this lively and provocative look at how evolution shapes our behavior and our lives, Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa reexamine 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.
About the Author
Alan S. Miller was Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Hokkaido University, Japan, and Affiliate Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. He died in 2003. Satoshi Kanazawa is Reader in Management and Research Methodology at the London
School of Economics and Political Science. His work has been widely featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Times (London), Time, and Psychology Today, and on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."
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