Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2Why do people sacrifice their lives for others?What’s behind the psychology of self-sacrifice? In A Tale of Two Cities, a famous novel by Charles Dickens, two men named Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton fall in love with the same woman- Lucie. Charles Darnay, however, gets the girl, marries her and … Read more Self-sacrifice psychology: Why people die for others
Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2At first glance, sibling rivalry doesn’t seem to make sense from an evolutionary psychological perspective. Siblings, because they share similar genes, should be inclined only to cooperate and help each other achieve reproductive success. If you help your brother or sister to survive and help them find a suitable … Read more Sibling rivalry
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 … Read more What makes a face attractive?
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 … Read more Spatial ability and why men like sports
Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2This article will discuss the psychology behind why women talk more than men. While it’s true that both men and women can be talkative, there are good reasons behind the stereotype of women talking more. When I was in school, a female teacher one day caught a bunch of … Read more Why women talk more than men
Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2What is it about babies that makes them so cute and adorable? Why are we compelled, as if by some mysterious force, to hold and nurture cute babies? According to Austrian scientist Konrad Lorenz, it’s all about the baby’s physical features. He discovered that certain physical features present in … Read more Why are babies so cute?
Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 2This article will answer the question: Are women more sensitive to touch? But first, I want you to take a look at the following scenario: Mike was having an argument with his girlfriend Rita. In the midst of a hateful exchange of words, Rita decided that she’d had enough … Read more Are women more sensitive to touch than men?
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, … Read more Do women have a strong sense of smell (and taste)?
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 … Read more Why do women tend to be good listeners?
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 … Read more How men and women perceive the world differently