Self-sacrifice psychology: Why people die for others

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Why 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 Darnay and Sydney Carton fall in …

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Spatial ability and why men like sports

For 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 alone for hours, never getting enough …

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Why are babies so cute?

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Why are babies 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 features in human and animal babies trigger care-taking behaviours in parents. Specifically, these features are: Large …

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Do women have a better sense of smell?

The 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, we take up the senses of …

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Communication differences between genders

Generally 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. What’s behind the communication differences between genders? In the article How men and women perceive the world differently, we looked at the differences in the visual perceptions of men …

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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. 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 while women’s bodies are adapted more …

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