Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

Why and how do we really fall in love? This engaging book uses the latest research from the field of evolutionary psychology to shed light on why we do the things we do?from life plans to everyday decisions.

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly). Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? Why aren?t there more women on death row? Why do so many male politicians ruin their careers with sex scandals? Why and how do we really fall in love? This engaging book uses the latest research from the field of evolutionary psychology to shed light on why we do the things we do?from life plans to everyday decisions. With a healthy disregard for political correctness, Miller and Kanazawa reexamine the fact that our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission? an inescapable human nature that actually stopped evolving about 10,000 years ago.

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

An analysis of the ways in which evolution shapes human behavior and human lives draws on the field of evolutionary psychology to offer revealing glimpses of human nature and to shed new light on why humans do the things that they do.

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

An analysis of the ways in which evolution shapes human behavior and human lives draws on the field of evolutionary psychology to offer revealing glimpses of human nature and to shed new light on why humans do the things that they do.

You re Nose Is in My Crotch and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to ...

You re Nose Is in My Crotch  and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire--Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What WeDo." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Mothers and Daughters

Some researchers have even suggested that beautiful people have more daughters than less attractive couples.18 Although this last tidbit of information has been debated, if you are expecting or have a daughter, then you can simply ...

Mothers and Daughters

The mother-daughter relationship begins before a daughter arrives in her mother’s arms, and never really ends after that. This book offers an intimate exploration of how this relationship develops and changes over a lifetime. From developmental changes to cultural expectations, the authors explore that varieties of experience among mothers and daughters at all life’s ages and stages. With real stories from women of diverse backgrounds, this book will help readers better understand and appreciate their roles and their unique relationships.

Truths of Human Nature

Beautiful people have more daughters It is commonly believed that whether parents conceive a boy or a girl is up to random chance. Close, but not quite, it is largely up to chance. The normal sex ratio at birth is 105 boys for every 100 ...

Truths of Human Nature


Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology

Cameron and Dalerum concluded that “billionaires have 60% sons,” substantially greater than the proportion in the ... Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa published a book in 2008 entitled Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters, ...

Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology

The American Association for the Advancement of Science's report on Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education suggests that instructors "can no longer rely solely on trying to cover a syllabus packed with topics" but rather should "introduce fewer concepts but present them in greater depth." They further suggest that the principles embodied in a set of core concepts and competencies should be the basis for all undergraduate biology courses, including those designed for nonmajors. The theme of Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology will be the first and most fundamental of these competencies: the ability to apply the process of science. Biology courses and curricula must engage students in how scientific inquiry is conducted, including evaluating and interpreting scientific explanations of the natural world. The book uses diverse examples to illustrate how experiments work, how hypotheses can be tested by systematic and comparative observations when experiments aren't possible, how models are useful in science, and how sound decisions can be based on the weight of evidence even when uncertainty remains. These are fundamental issues in the process of science that are important for everyone to understand, whether they pursue careers in science or not. Where other introductory biology textbooks are organized by scientific concepts, Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology will instead show how methods can be used to test hypotheses in fields as different as ecology and medicine, using contemporary case studies. The book will provide students with a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of such methods for answering new questions, and will thereby change the way they think about the fundamentals of biology.

The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

Big and tall parents have more sons: further generalizations of the Trivers–Willard Hypothesis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 235(4), 583–590. Kanazawa, S. (2007). Beautiful people have more daughters: a further implication of the ...

The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology is an important and rapidly expanding area in the life, social, and behavioral sciences, and this Handbook represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference text in the field today. Over three volumes, the Handbook provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field. Chapters cover a broad range of topics, including theoretical foundations, the integration of evolutionary psychology with other life, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as with the arts and the humanities, and the increasing power of evolutionary psychology to inform applied fields, including medicine, psychiatry, law, and education. Each of the volumes has been carefully curated to have a strong thematic focus, covering: - The foundations of evolutionary psychology; - The integration of evolutionary psychology with other disciplines, and; - The applications of evolutionary psychology. The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in all areas of psychology, and in related disciplines across the life, social, and behavioral sciences.

How to Date Like a Grown up

Everything You Need to Know to Get Out There, Get Lucky, or Even Get Married in Your 40s, 50s, and Beyond Lisa Daily ... if you're as fascinated by this topic as I am, you might want to read Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters).

How to Date Like a Grown up

"Witty and smart, this is a must-read for any woman ready to find Mr. Right. Or at least Mr. Right Now." Christopher Hopkins, Oprah's Makeover Guy and author of Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45 By the time you hit forty, you have a pretty good idea of what you want when it comes to dating, love, and romance. But how do you get it? HOW TO DATE LIKE A GROWN-UP will tell you everything you need to know to find the love you're looking for (even after a long marriage or other dating hiatus), how to get married (if that's what you're after), or how to just get lucky. Dating expert, bestselling author, and TV personality Lisa Daily (Daytime) uses her hilarious and compassionate voice to offer up realistic, counterintuitive advice that will help you finally find the relationship (and the guy) you deserve, including: Where (and how) to meet better men 5 easy tips to chat up any stranger What you may be doing to make yourself a magnet for losers How to deal with the pitfalls and fringe benefits of dating younger men Little-known secrets to dramatically improve your dating odds How to break it to your kids that you have a better social life than they do A foolproof way to find the best dating site for you How to face getting naked in front of someone new for the first time How to accommodate changes in your body (and the little blue pill) The one simple thing you can do in the bedroom that will make a man speed up his marriage proposal Why men are rushing to the altar, and why you might just want to wait Dating: It's Not Just For Kids Anymore

How to Be Cross Eyed

promoting Neuroplasticity, empowering a highly productive mindset and strategies that are going to produce ... Prevention and Performance 16Lifehacks for Maximizing Sexual Hedonism 17Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating ...

How to Be Cross Eyed

There's that moment when you meet a new person and you can tell that they are just a bit disoriented by your weirdness. You feel that familiar little pang of embarrassment and shame because you know how weird you must look to them. You're physically imperfect. So am I. I know that moment as well as you do… But you don't have to be cross eyed (or have a conspicuous physical imperfection) to enjoy this book. Really thriving requires an uncommon set of barely legal biohacking tools, social dynamics strategies from the fringes of polite society and rapid mindset transformation technologies which this lifehacking manifesto delves deeply into. This book is especially for that one or two percent of the population that have a glaring physical defect. Which I fall into. I'm cross-eyed with Strabismus, if you're reading this, perhaps you are too. There's certainly people out there with more conspicuous physical imperfections, who have it worse than I do. However, the eyes are the window to the soul, they really are a part of nearly every important human interaction. Not having normal eyes has been a disadvantage that I've needed to develop a specific set of skills and life strategies to overcome. I was talking to my lovely fiancée about this book and she asked me if the purpose of the book was to help the self esteem of people with physical imperfections. Not really. This book is more about the lifehacks that I've employed over the past 10 years; strategies, methods and tools that really work to help you overcome the challenge of a physical imperfection and thrive. These things will likely improve your self esteem, but they will also work if you have low self esteem, or no self esteem (or too much self esteem - as I'm sometimes accused of having!) Self esteem is not my focus. My focus is on things that work. This is not your typical self help book… I've had a pretty interesting life; I've seduced a politician's daughter in Medellin, Colombia, I hung out with spies in Kiev, Ukraine. I've almost died underwater twice, I participated in a bank robbery and I lost my virginity to a spy (yes, really!) From having sex in a brand new Maserati and getting in high speed car chases to being deported from South American countries and representing the US Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump I've found the happiness that I didn't give a damn about and realized my dream of becoming an adventuring philosopher. I'm not a theorist in the business of making generalizations. The tactics and tools presented here are for rigorous practitioners, ethical hedonists and open minded self experimenters. I may sound like quite the pompous pontificator but I'll offer no apologies because story telling is the best way to impart the unconventional mindset that saved me from mediocrity and the biohacks that enabled me to defy my selfish genes. If you're bored of the tired problem>generalization>platitude>strategy formula that most self help books follow you'll enjoy this memoir of adventures, failures and unexpected successes across three continents. I'll share with you some powerful tools for transformation - biohacking, smart drugs, flowstate, red pill mindset and tantric sex - with which I've managed to pack several lifetimes' worth of peak experiences into a single decade.

The Imprinted Brain

Ind cxxxhor of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters "Deeply scholarly yet absorbing narrative. The lymprinted Brail will change the way we view the human brain and its functions, evolution, arid disordering in mental illness.

The Imprinted Brain

Badcock sets out a radical new theory of the mind based on the recent discovery of genomic imprinting. He uses psychiatric case material to show how many of the symptoms of psychosis can be shown to be the mental mirror-images of those of autism. This new theory casts intriguing new light on topics such as the nature of genius.

The Age of Scientific Sexism

The second was that, not too long after my brawl with these folks, one of my fellow bloggers, Satoshi Kanazawa—co-author of the aforementioned Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters— posted a piece about how evolutionary psychology ...

The Age of Scientific Sexism

We trust our sciences to operate on a plane of objectivity and fact in a world of subjectivity and cultural ideologies, but should we? In The Age of Scientific Sexism, philosopher Mari Ruti offers a sharp critique of the gender profiling tendencies of evolutionary psychology, untangling the insidious threads of various gender mythologies that have infiltrated-or perhaps even define-this faux-science. Selling stereotypes as scientific facts, evolutionary psychology continually brings retrograde models of sexuality into mainstream culture: it insists that men and women live in two completely different psychological, emotional, and sexual universes, and that they will consequently always be locked in a vicious battle of the sexes. Among these regressive arguments is the assumption that men's sexuality is urgent and indiscriminate, whereas women are “naturally” reluctant, reticent, and choosy-a concept constructed to justify masculine behavior, such as cheating, that women have historically found painful. On its most basic level, The Age of Scientific Sexism explores our impulse to “explain” romantic behavior through science: in the increasingly egalitarian gender landscape of our society, why are we so eager to embrace the rampant gender profiling that evolutionary psychology promotes? Perhaps these simplistic gender caricatures owe their popularity, at least in part, to our overly pragmatic society pragmatic society, which encourages us to search for easy answers to complex questions.

This is Improbable

In their seventeenpage study 'Why Beautiful People Are More Intelligent', they explain bluntly: 'Individuals perceive ... has become a brainy specialist on beauty: he entitled a subsequent study 'Beautiful Parents Have More Daughters'.

This is Improbable

Laugh out loud and then think seriously about these outlandish scientific studies Marc Abrahams, the mind behind the internationally renowned Ig Nobel Prizes, is on a mission: to gather the bizarre, the questionable, the brilliant, the downright funny, the profound – everything improbable – from the annals of science research. What’s the best way to slice a ham sandwich, mathematically? What makes Bobs look especially Bob-like? Is the right or left ear better at discerning lies? Could mice be outfitted with parachutes to kill tree snakes?

Nonverbal Communication

All explanations have their strengths and weaknesses, and the bio-evolutionary perspective is no exception. One of its most important strengths is its ... Why beautiful people have more daughters. New York: Penguin. Pinker, S. (2002).

Nonverbal Communication

Drawing significantly on both classic and contemporary research, Nonverbal Communication speaks to today’s students with modern examples that illustrate nonverbal communication in their lived experiences. This new edition, authored by three of the foremost scholars in nonverbal communication, builds on the approach pioneered by Burgoon, Buller and Woodall which focused on both the features and the functions that comprise the nonverbal signaling system. Grounded in the latest multidisciplinary research and theory, Nonverbal Communication strives to remain very practical, providing both information and application to aid in comprehension.

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence Homicide and War

Miller, A., 86 Kanazawa, S. (2007) Why beautiful people have more daughters. New York: Perigee. Milner, G. R., Wood, W, 86 Boldsen, L. (2000). Paleodemography. In M. A. Katzenberg 86 S. R. Saunders (Eds.), Biological anthropology of the ...

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence  Homicide  and War

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War synthesizes the theoretical and empirical work of leading scholars in the evolutionary sciences to produce the first extensive and authoritative review of this literature. Its breadth of coverage is unique, and ensures that the handbook provides essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of psychology, anthropology, criminology, sociology, ethology, biology, and behavioral ecology.

Handbook on Evolution and Society

He is the author of The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One (2012) and coauthor of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (with Alan S. Miller, 2007). Robert L. Kelly has studied the archaeology ...

Handbook on Evolution and Society

"Handbook on Evolution and Society" brings together original chapters by prominent scholars who have been instrumental in the revival of evolutionary theorizing and research in the social sciences over the last twenty-five years. Previously unpublished essays provide up-to-date, critical surveys of recent research and key debates. The contributors discuss early challenges posed by sociobiology, the rise of evolutionary psychology, the more conflicted response of evolutionary sociology to sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Chapters address the application and limitations of Darwinian ideas in the social sciences. Prominent authors come from a variety of disciplines in ecology, biology, primatology, psychology, sociology, and the humanities. The most comprehensive resource available, this vital collection demonstrates to scholars and students the new ways in which evolutionary approaches, ultimately derived from biology, are influencing the diverse social sciences and humanities.

Deformed and Destructive Beings

Beautiful Monsters: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to the Alien and Predator Films. Surrey, UK: Telos Publishing Ltd., 2005. Miller, Alan S., and Satoshi Kanazawa. Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters.

Deformed and Destructive Beings

Why are audiences drawn to horror films? Previous answers to that question have included everything from a need to experience fear to a hunger for psychotherapy. This critical text proposes that the horror film’s primary purpose is to present monsters, best understood as deformed and destructive beings. These monsters satisfy the audience’s desire to know these beings, in particular those beings too fantastic and dangerous to know in real life. The text illuminates many aspects of the horror film genre, including epistemology, ethics, evaluation, history, monster taxonomy, and filmmaking techniques.

Monkeys On Our Backs

their theories tend to have a lot of influence on the general public, the same view also characterizes how ordinary people account for human behavior in their everyday lives.14 In their book, Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters ...

Monkeys On Our Backs

Why the Left should disavow The Theory of Evolution and the Right should love it!

FUCK BOY The Ultimate Dating Guide for Polygamous Men

In the book "Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters,” Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa say that the amount of sperm a man has evolved to produce is directly proportional to the promiscuity of women, who scientists say were more ...

FUCK BOY   The Ultimate Dating Guide for Polygamous Men


The Oxford Handbook of Evolution Biology and Society

He has written over 120 peerreviewed scientific articles and book chapters in all of the social sciences (psychology, sociology, ... 2012) and coauthor (with Alan S. Miller) of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (Penguin, 2007).

The Oxford Handbook of Evolution  Biology  and Society

Evolution, biology, and society is a catch-all phrase encompassing any scholarly work that utilizes evolutionary theory and/or biological or behavioral genetic methods in the study of the human social group, and The Oxford Handbook of Evolution, Biology, and Society contains an much needed overview of research in the area by sociologists and other social scientists. The examined topics cover a wide variety of issues, including the origins of social solidarity; religious beliefs; sex differences; gender inequality; determinants of human happiness; the nature of social stratification and inequality and its effects; identity, status, and other group processes; race, ethnicity, and race discrimination; fertility and family processes; crime and deviance; and cultural and social change. The scholars whose work is presented in this volume come from a variety of disciplines in addition to sociology, including psychology, political science, and criminology. Yet, as the essays in this volume demonstrate, the potential of theory and methods from biology for illuminating social phenomena is clear, and sociologists stand to gain from learning more about them and using them in their own work. The theory focuses on evolution by natural selection, the primary paradigm of the biological sciences, while the methods include the statistical analyses sociologists are familiar with, as well as other methods that they may not be familiar with, such as behavioral genetic methods, methods for including genetic factors in statistical analyses, gene-wide association studies, candidate gene studies, and methods for testing levels of hormones and other biochemicals in blood and saliva and including these factors in analyses. This work will be of interest to any sociologist with an interest in exploring the interaction of biological and sociological processes. As an introduction to the field it is useful for teaching upper-level or graduate students in sociology or a related social science.

Pathological Altruism

While he may occasionally get thrown out taking a chance on the bases, he is in no danger of being accused of risky ... He is the author of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (Penguin, 2007) and The Intelligence Paradox: Why ...

Pathological Altruism

Pathological Altruism is a groundbreaking new book - the first to explore the negative aspects of altruism and empathy, seemingly uniformly positive traits. In fact, pathological altruism, in the form of an unhealthy focus on others to the detriment of one's own needs, may underpin some personality disorders. Hyperempathy - an excess of concern for what others think and how they feel - helps explain popular but poorly defined concepts such as codependency. The contributing authors of this book provide a scientific, social, and cultural foundation for the subject of pathological altruism, creating a new field of inquiry. Each author's approach points to one disturbing truth: what we value so much, the altruistic "good" side of human nature, can also have a dark side that we ignore at our peril.