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 …

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What causes nationalism? (Ultimate guide)

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Home » Evolutionary psychologyTo understand what causes nationalism and explore in-depth the psychology of nationalists, we have to start with understanding what the term nationalism means. Nationalism is the belief that the nation to which one belongs is superior to other nations. It is characterized by viewing one’s nation favorably and showing exaggerated love and …

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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 …

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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 …

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Monogamy vs polygamy: What is natural?

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Home » Evolutionary psychologyThis article will focus on monogamy vs polygamy, throwing light on each of these mating behaviors 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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3 Stages of love in psychology

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Home » Evolutionary psychologyThis article will discuss the 3 stages of love in psychology i.e. lust, attraction and attachment. We’ll go into detail about the physiological and psychological changes that happen in you as you progress through these stages. Love has baffled poets, mystics, philosophers, and scientists for ages. It’s a central theme in many …

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Homosexuality in nature explained

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Home » Evolutionary psychologyThis article will explore answers to the question of why we find homosexuality in nature. If you’re not already aware, homosexuality exists in many animal species. Homosexual behavior, on the surface, doesn’t seem to make any sense when looked at from an evolutionary perspective. Reproduction is at the heart of evolution. If …

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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 …

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