What makes a woman attractive to men

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 6Attraction can sometimes be a very complex thing. What one man finds attractive in a woman, another may not. This is especially true when we take into account the psychological make-up of a person, shaped by his past life experiences. But, for the most part, the attraction is mainly determined …

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Risk-taking behaviour in men and women

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 6Why do men more engage in risk-taking behaviour more often than women? I’m sure you’ve seen one of those clips on social media where people, predominantly men, injure themselves doing silly things. Yes, that’s what I’m talking about. In our ancestral times, hunting was a risky but potentially rewarding …

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Why women love shopping and men go camping

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 6 It was like a typical evening of any modern family. The teenaged boy was tapping on his phone vigorously while his sister kept scrolling on her own device. “Look, I just hunted a dinosaur!”, the sense of achievement on the boy’s face was unmistakable. “Let me see”, the girl put down …

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How food preferences have shaped the human psyche

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 6 Consumption of food plays a pivotal role in ensuring the survival and functionality of all organisms- be it a single-celled amoeba, a plant or a human being. All living organisms are programmed to obtain food from their environments in some way or the other. Besides being programmed to …

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We’re all evolved to be hunter-gatherers

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 6 Modern homo sapiens evolved around 200,000 years ago and lived mainly as hunter-gatherers. They mostly led nomadic lives moving from place to place in search of food. Their bodies had evolved to make them efficient hunter-gatherers and this continued for thousands of years. Changes in the hunter-gatherer way …

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How evolved psychological mechanisms work

brain psychological mechanisms

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 6An evolved psychological mechanism is a behavioural program present in an organism that tends to ensure its survival and reproductive success.  Over the period of evolution of an organism, behavioural strategies that enable its successful survival and reproduction get selected and are passed on to succeeding generations. The result …

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What is evolutionary psychology (for beginners)

Home » Evolutionary psychology » Page 6Evolutionary psychology, as the name suggests, is the application of the principles of evolutionary theory to psychology. Before you can understand how evolutionary theory can be applied to human behaviour, you need to first have a firm grasp on the evolutionary theory itself. Theory of evolution  It’s the year …

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