Self-sacrifice psychology: Why people die for others

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Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2Why do some people sacrifice their lives for others? What’s the psychology behind self-sacrifice? Humans are genetically programmed to seek survival. Having a psychology that promotes self-sacrifice doesn’t make much sense, at first glance. In A Tale of Two Cities, a famous novel by Charles Dickens, two men named Charles …

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What makes a face attractive?

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2If you’ve ever wondered what makes a face attractive then you’ve landed at the right place. In this article, we’ll go over the different factors that influence the perception of facial attractiveness. Think about the faces that you consider attractive- faces of the people in your life or perhaps …

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Spatial ability and why men like sports

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2For the most part of my life, especially childhood and teen years, I’ve been an ardent sports fan. I loved watching and playing sports. I enjoyed watching and playing all kinds of sports, especially cricket and football. I not only played with my relatives and schoolmates but also practised …

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Do women have a strong sense of smell (and taste)?

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2The article will explore whether women have a strong sense of smell and taste compared to men. In previous articles How men and women perceive the world differently and How men and women hear things differently, we looked at the sex differences in humans in visual and auditory perceptions. In this article, …

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Why do women tend to be good listeners?

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2Generally speaking, why do women tend to be good listeners compared to men? I’m sure you’ve encountered more women than men with good listening and communication skills. Why is that? In the article How men and women perceive the world differently, we looked at the differences in the visual perceptions …

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How men and women perceive the world differently

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2For most of our evolutionary history as Homo sapiens, we lived as hunter-gatherers. Men were predominantly hunters while women were predominantly gatherers. If men and women had these different roles, it makes sense that their bodies have evolved differently, and therefore, look different. Men’s bodies are adapted more for hunting …

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