Monday, July 09, 2007

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Psychology Today: Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature
An interesting read, and sure to fire up the blood of some people. Includes such things as:

# Men like blond bombshells (and women want to look like them)
# Humans are naturally polygamous
# Most women benefit from polygyny, while most men benefit from monogamy
# Most suicide bombers are Muslim

Any way have a look people at let me know what you think.

I find it interesting that the article links many of the behaviors covered to some sort of "evolutionary" advantage to either one or both of the sexes. Some of which I'm not so sure about would be nice if they'd provided links with additional details/papers in support of there suggestions.

3 comments:

Nathan said...

Doesn't really surprise me. Most of which are pretty standard evolutionary psychology arguments. If you were interested in reading further, 'the new science of intimate relationships' covers some related topics (and it provides references). It's in the uni library, as it was written by one of the lecturers, and is the text book for his paper.


"3 Most women benefit from polygyny, while most men benefit from monogamy"

Is a bit of a generalization. It would be more acceptable it if it replaced 'benefit' with 'would have the more reproductive success'


"10 Men sexually harass women because they are not sexist"

Kinda seems poorly argued? What they seem to be arguing is that men sexually harass women for sex, and not because of sexism. Then they suddenly switch tack, and say it's because they're not sexist, which doesn't really follow. I thinki they should have made point 10: "Feminists are wrong: Men want power so they can get sex"

Brehaut said...

also, "1 Men like blond bombshells (and women want to look like them)" is clearly wrong. everyone knows that brunettes are way hotter.

Christina said...

Ha yeah... If blondes truly were way hotter, all you guys'd be in love with me.

...Right? :P