How men and women perceive the world differently

For most of our evolutionary history as Homo sapiens, we lived as hunter-gatherers. Men were predominantly hunters while women were predominantly gatherers.

The Dunning-Kruger effect: Why the incompetent think they're competent

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." – Charles DarwinYou decide to learn a skill, say programming, and buy the best book you know about it. After finishing the book and doing some exercises, you feel like you’ve mastered programming.

Say your ability to program has reached from level 0 to level 3. You feel like a pro and add ‘programming’ to your resume under the ‘advanced skills’ section. You even rank yourself among the best programmers in the world.

The reality is that you just fell victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect, one of the many biases that the human mind is prone to.

The effect, named after researchers David Dunning and Justin Kruger, states that:

The less competent a person is the more they overestimate their competence. On the contrary, the more competent people have a tendency to underestimate their competence.

The researchers tested students on a series of criteria such as logic and grammar. They then compared the actual test results …

Women who fall in love with poor men

While selecting potential mates, men and women give importance to three main factors- looks, personality, and resources that a potential partner has or is capable of acquiring.

Why do we feel so good after an exercise session

Generally, we feel good when we increase our fitness potential (i.e. the chances of survival and reproduction). The good or ‘positive’ emotions are sent by our subconscious mind so that we’re motivated to repeat the activity that is highly beneficial for us.

Why people like gardens and parks

For the most part of their evolutionary history, humans have been nomads and hunter-gatherers. This lifestyle changed very little from the dawn of the species around a million years ago up until around 10,000 years ago, when the advent of agriculture allowed them to produce their own food and settle down.

How evolution has shaped perception

You might have come across one of those posts on social media that ask you to read a paragraph at the end of which you’re told that you missed some articles that were there in the text.

What erotic fantasies reveal about the human mind

Our fantasies reveal our deepest desires- desires that are unbridled from any outside scrutiny or judgment. Therefore, our fantasies can provide a window into the truest and the most accurate propensities of our minds.