Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters by Alan S. Miller
From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire-- Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What WeDo

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Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly).

Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? Why aren?t there more women on death row? Why do so many male politicians ruin their careers with sex scandals? Why and how do we really fall in love? This engaging book uses the latest research from the field of evolutionary psychology to shed light on why we do the things we do?from life plans to everyday decisions. With a healthy disregard for political correctness, Miller and Kanazawa reexamine the fact that our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission? an inescapable human nature that actually stopped evolving about 10,000 years ago.


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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 LondonSchool 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."
Published September 4, 2007 by Perigee Books. 284 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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While the explanations often feel more like elaborate exercises in logic than true science (after all, blondes are not indigenous to all parts of the world, so cultural forces must come into play somewhere), the authors do maintain a peppy, sly tone throughout the book, making each explanation (t...

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According to Kanazawa, a media-savvy researcher whose studies of “beautiful people” have been covered by the BBC and the New York Times , and the late Miller, a professor of social psychology, evolutionary psychology explains almost everything about human behavior.

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