How Attachment Theory explains romantic relationships

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Home » Evolutionary psychologyTo give you an idea about Attachment theory, I want you to imagine a scene where you’re in a room full of your relatives and friends. One of them is a mother who has brought her baby along. While the mother is busy chatting, you notice the infant beginning to crawl up … Read more How Attachment Theory explains romantic relationships

What is nationalism? Understanding nationalists

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Home » Evolutionary psychologyNationalism is the belief that the nation to which one belongs to is superior to other nations. It is characterized by viewing one’s nation favourably and showing exaggerated love and support for one’s own country. Nationalistic movements, on the other hand, are movements where a group of nationalists seek to establish or … Read more What is nationalism? Understanding nationalists

Why new lovers keep talking on the phone endlessly

Home » Evolutionary psychology“I think about you all the time.”“I want to be with you all the time.”“I like talking to you all the time.” These are among the common sentences that you hear in romantic songs, poems, movies, and from love-struck people in real life. Love makes people say and do things that seem irrational or … Read more Why new lovers keep talking on the phone endlessly

Sexual harassment: What causes it?

Home » Evolutionary psychologySexual harassment or sexual coercion occurs when someone tries to gain sexual favours from another person without their consent. While this can happen to both sexes, male-on-female sexual harassment is the most common in humans and gets a lot of media coverage and attention. Recently, there began a widespread movement in the … Read more Sexual harassment: What causes it?

Monogamy vs Polygamy: What is natural for humans?

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Home » Evolutionary psychologyThis article will focus on monogamy vs polygamy, throwing light on each of these mating behaviours in humans There have been endless debates on the topic of whether humans are monogamous or polygamous by nature. There are sound arguments for both polygamy and monogamy with regards to human mating so the answer … Read more Monogamy vs Polygamy: What is natural for humans?

Why do people cheat in relationships?

Home » Evolutionary psychologyInfidelity happens for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from seeking ego gratification to taking revenge. To understand why people cheat, we need to understand why they get into relationships in the first place. A relationship is a type of contract that two individuals enter into. There are unwritten terms of this … Read more Why do people cheat in relationships?

Why do people faint in response to a threat?

Home » Evolutionary psychologyHave you ever wondered why people faint? What’s going on when a person falls unconscious? Imagine you’re alone in a jungle and you sense a predator nearby. This event can trigger a series of fear responses in you that are designed to help you survive. When you first sense the predator, you’ll … Read more Why do people faint in response to a threat?

3 Stages of love in a relationship

Home » Evolutionary psychologyThis article will focus on the 3 stages of love i.e. lust, attraction and attachment. Love has baffled poets, mystics, philosophers, and scientists for ages. It’s a central theme in numerous movies, songs, novels, paintings, etc. But love isn’t unique to humans. If the formation of long-term pair bonds is taken as … Read more 3 Stages of love in a relationship

Why is there homosexuality in nature?

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Home » Evolutionary psychologyIf you’re not already aware, homosexuality exists in numerous animal species. Why do we find homosexuality in nature? Homosexual behaviour, on the surface, doesn’t make any sense when looked at from an evolutionary perspective. Reproduction is at the heart of evolution and if homosexual couples, by definition, are unable to reproduce, one … Read more Why is there homosexuality in nature?

Period mood swings in women (evolutionary reasons)

Home » Evolutionary psychologyPremenstrual syndrome (PMS) or period mood swings in women is a complex condition, a tough nut to crack. It’s mainly because its symptoms are wide-ranging and vary considerably in severity from one woman to another. PMS occurs in what is known as the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. It’s a two-week … Read more Period mood swings in women (evolutionary reasons)