Question: Who are perceived as good leaders? Answers: Those with certain evolutionarily beneficial physical traits. Evolutionary logic posits that our current political psychology and behavior are the outcomes of past selection pressure. Humans are social animals. We share goals and resources with our family members and other people in the group. This certainly is true for … Continue reading Low pitched voice and monotone are associated with successfully elected presidents across the globe within past 11 years.
Imagine traveling back through time to an ancient Africa where our genus Homo was born. Molded by a ruthless natural selection, our ancestors were born and died there again and again. Their lives and deaths were evidenced and honored by their bone prints. Their incomplete remains were bequeathed to us through time to reconstruct … Continue reading Man-The-Cook. Why cooking makes us human?
A series of wondrous lectures by Donald Johanson, the scientist who discovered Lucy. There is still some time left to sign up for the course! https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:ASUx+ASM246+1T2016/info
Literally speaking, every author has a proud mom. She probably would be the one reading each and every writing composed by the author. And my proud mom who happened to read my blog posts asked me why most of the topics I wrote happened to be SEX. I answered, “Mom. Reproduction is very very important. … Continue reading Adamic and Evian gametes! Why SEX exists?
Why do we feel that some things are more gross than the others? Can you imagine eating feces? Just the sheer thought could trigger massive disgust and EWW in you. The strange poop-eating behavior is called coprophagia. A majority of people would not do that but individuals with schizophrenia often suffer from coprophagia. Most of us probably … Continue reading Why and when do we approach/avoid disgusting things?
A woman with beautiful long hair would capture you attention like a magnet even if you don’t contain any iron in you. According to Desmond Morris, the author of The Naked Woman (the book suggested by my awesome friend), hair has been “shown off, concealed, styled, cut, trimmed, extended, straightened, waved, put up, let down, … Continue reading Why do females have long flowing hair?
For a few months, I have been silent on my blog. I have stopped writing blog posts, but I have not stopped thinking. This stuff, evolutionary psychology, occupies me, my thoughts and my time. Recently, I was busy with preparing a manuscript, creating presentation posters, writing up a grant (I just submitted undergraduate Psi Chi grant application). … Continue reading I am back !