Evolved mate preferences define a central causal process in Darwin’s theory of sexual selection.
Their powerful influence has been documented in all well-studied sexually reproducing species, and is central to Sexual Strategies Theory (SST) as applied to humans.
Two sentences, totally different meanings.
This chapter takes stock of what is scientifically known about human mate preferences and their many behavioral manifestations. We discuss sex differences and sex similarities in the design features of human sexual psychology as they vary according to short-term and long-term mating temporal contexts. We review context-specific shifts in mating strategy depending on individual, social, and ecological qualities such as mate value, life history strategy, sex ratio, gender economic inequality, and cultural norms. For mate preferences to have evolved, they must be manifested in actual mating behavior in some individuals some of the time, such as those with high mate value in contexts where freedom of mate choice is permitted. We review the empirical evidence for the impact of mate preferences on actual mating decisions, as well as on tactics of mate attraction, tactics of mate retention, patterns of deception, causes of sexual regret, attraction to cues to sexual exploitability, attraction to cues to fertility, attraction to cues to resources and protection, derogation of competitors, causes of breakups, and patterns of remarriage.
The 60s was a mistake.
We conclude by articulating unresolved issues and offer a future agenda for the science of human mating. This agenda includes resolving key debates, such as competing evolutionary hypotheses about the functions of women’s short-term mating;
Why just women?
No wonder you don’t understand if you’re only studying half the equation.
The one time you can get away with that is if the topic is lesbians.
And it’s a cause/effect, chicken/egg issuue?
Are a group more likely to be r-types or can a group choose to act like r-types? Splitting it by sex rather than behaviour is a huge error.
how humans invent novel cultural technologies to better implement ancient sexual strategies;
There were never drug-resistant STDs before hookup apps.
and how cultural evolution may be dramatically influencing our evolved mating psychology.
Degeneration. The word you are looking for: degeneration.
Rolf Degen: “David Buss, pioneer of evolutionary psychology, acknowledges that women are probably not shopping for good genes when engaging in casual sex. He had been a co-founder of said hypothesis.”
Intellectual honesty, my stars.
The alpha genes thing is how male sluts try to rationalize superiority to female sluts.
“Somewhat mixed” no shit.
Small effect size in mating CHOICE = shit.
“no correlation” almost like women are loyal? Hormones don’t turn us into hookers?
The good study I saw was that women avoid strangers while ovulating aka the exact opposite of this BS.
“weak or mixed” with publication bias, non-existant
“questioned on theoretical grounds” it makes literally no sense, it’s an ego theory
“could be interpreted” should have been interpreted this entire time
Funnily, they’re hinting that women only behave badly when they think… like men.
But yes, women are the problem here.
also modern humans =/= ancient humans
“masculine and symmetrical features” those are opposites, symmetry is feminine
do a study on male beauty if you want to study …male beauty
Why would appearance = good genes? You’re so vain…. I bet you think these genes are about you. You’re so vain…
no evidence that slutty* women elevate the importance of intelligence at ovulation
Not the whole group. Words have meanings, what you mean is different than what you write. Assumptions make an ass.
I don’t get to say men are rapists…, it lacks clarity, I would begin the sentence, rapist men… that’s the smaller group I discuss.
“questionable theoretically” we know it’s shit but we need money and “not well supported empirically”
An appeal to please stop lying because it makes people link your studies on forums for confirmation bias.
A dudebro down the gym is not improving his genes. Basic biology.
They would value intelligence but they don’t have much.
The team discovered a correlation between maternal care and L1 copy number: mice with attentive mothers had fewer copies of the jumping gene L1, and those with neglectful mothers had more L1 copies, and thus more genetic diversity in their brains.
“Although epigenetic changes are usually temporary, they involve alterations in the proteins that bind together the long strands of DNA. Thus, they can sometimes be handed down to offspring. According to the hypothesis, homosexuality may be a carry-over from one’s parents’ own prenatal resistance to the hormones of the opposite sex.”
Great man, unusual number of homosexual offspring.
“The initial benefit to the parents may explain why the trait of homosexuality persists throughout evolution, he says.”
Evolution presumes the fit ones will breed more (reducing the downside loss to zero as 52:48 female to male birth ratio) and there’s no parasitism between high and low fitness.
There are other studies along these lines e.g. a review
It’s always the men being the most degenerate, generic finding of sexology.
And they wonder why they die sooner.
Big winners, bigger losers.
“This article reviews the evidence regarding prenatal influences of gonadal steroids on human sexual orientation, as well as sex-typed childhood behaviors that predict subsequent sexual orientation.”
But it doesn’t work the other way around, parent forcing a Barbie on your son.
And it isn’t 1:1, kids will play with most things if allowed.
“The evidence supports a role for prenatal testosterone exposure in the development of sex-typed interests in childhood, as well as in sexual orientation in later life, at least for some individuals.”
Yay, we can blame men! – feminists, if they had any balls
“It appears, however, that other factors,”
“in addition to hormones, play an important role in determining sexual orientation.”
“These factors have not been well-characterized,”
Pathogens, billions of pathogens.
“but possibilities include direct genetic effects, and effects of maternal factors during pregnancy. “
You can try blaming the woman but you’d be wrong. If women were responsible, nobody would be straight because everyone has a mother, and therefore a cause. We wrongly assume anything “wrong” with a baby is the mother’s fault. This is like blaming your food poisoning on the oven rather than the handling before that stage (paternal factors, research the other half too, paternal factors!) or once it comes out.
Paternal degeneracy would be an interesting factor. A very interesting factor.
Are promiscuous men* likelier to have gay sons, easy observational study.
You’d essentially be testing for r-selection. Homosexual men are extreme sexual r-types: high volume, low discrimination, nomadic patterning…
“Although a role for hormones during early development has been established, it also appears that there may be multiple pathways to a given sexual orientation outcome and some of these pathways may not involve hormones.”
Where’s the science, right?
How would it occur from father to germline like an STD, mother to child or both?
I wanted to throw you some further data that doesn’t quite fit in the UK-specific economic post I’ve planned. It does, however, affect our economy, especially our local (European) food supply and costs. It squeezes our own development by virtue of a see-saw, either they command these resources (our landmass and its fruits) or we do.
“Those states with the highest rates of population growth suffered the largest reduction in standard of living”, said Dr John Coulter, Vice President of Sustainable Population Australia commenting on the latest ABS population data released yesterday.”
This could easily be predicted because, as resources are constant and finite, by increasing the demand, there will be less per head, or a lower standard of living. We can also see this in food prices, with extra-European over-population, beyond locally sustainable levels, basic costs go up, primarily the most fundamental cost being foodstuffs themselves.
Why would food be important in discussions of population? /sarc
You’re sustainable or you’re dead. The system, ecosystem, is efficient and supportive of its lifeforms, or else it fails. There is no wiggle room for error or data concealment.
“As both climate change and population growth continue to increase, there is reason to believe that food commodity prices will be both higher and more volatile in the decades to come.”
We in Britain currently eat from food banks so some Chinese parvenu can eat a roast chicken and feel successful and vote Hammer & Sickle. Where is the social justice outrage? [proof at end]
Petrol has gone down in the same time so no, you can’t blame oil.
To go from this century’s statistics.
In a report from 2012: “Food prices have risen 12% in real terms over the last five years taking us back to 1997 in terms of cost of food relative to other goods.” “In May 2012 the main food issue of concern to respondents was food prices at 63%, an increase from 60% in November 2011.”
Sounds vaguely like hyperinflation. I’m sure that has no political consequences whatsoever.
It affects my people. “The survey found that 28% of adults skimped on their own food in the last year so that others in their households could eat”
Back to the rest of the world:
“Between 2000 and 2012, the World Bank global food price index increased 104.5 percent, at an average annual rate of 6.5 percent.”
“Food prices will also likely be driven up by population growth, increasing global affluence, stronger linkages between agriculture and energy markets, and natural resource constraints. According to the FAO, although high food prices tend to aggravate poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition, they also represent an opportunity to catalyze long-term investment in agriculture, which could boost resilience to climate change and augment global food security.”
That is one loud canary, isn’t it?
That growth is not possible, the planet is not infinite, infinite growth is impossible. Soil erosion, for instance, is making it so there is LESS arable land in the world over time and this change appears permanent, caused by over-farming….
Britain figured out its business with an Agricultural Revolution, places like China try to outsource their inability to feed their population (Commies) instead of farming responsibly and denying its population the luxuries they purchase on credit and continue to demand.
Consider that China is actually land-poor, this fits like a glove.
“A country’s ability to feed itself very much depends on three factors: availability of arable land, accessible water and population pressures. The more people there are, especially in poor countries with limited amounts of land and water, the fewer resources there are to meet basic needs. If basic needs cannot be met, development stalls and economies begin to unravel. In some poor countries, attempts to increase food production and consumption are undermined by rapid population growth; migration from rural to urban areas; unequal land distribution; shrinking landholdings; deepening rural poverty; and widespread land degradation. Lower birth rates, along with better management of land and water resources, are necessary to avert chronic food shortages.”
This is what happens when men run everything, it fails from bureaucracy. You need a blend of influences in society to thrive. They’re too busy competing with one another to provide for the future, nurturing is the female ability.
“By formally recognizing women’s pivotal role, governments will be taking a big step toward safeguarding food production”
They won’t do that, they’re dumb enough to think women are only baby machines and the brain is a coincidence.
“China will become the world’s largest market for imported foods by 2018, predicts the country’s National Bureau of Statistics of China. China is already the largest grocery market in the world with an estimated value of £1 trillion, according to grocery industry researchers IGD. In 2016 UK food and drink exports to China increased by 49% with particularly strong growth in pork, beer and seafood. As a result China entered the UK’s top 10 food and drink export markets for the first time.”
Let’s grow by preferentially selling the food our own people need to foreigners with more cash!
Not more valuable cash, more pieces of paper.
Why didn’t this happen to Japan? It’s an island.
Selling to outsiders only from the surplus would be anti-libertarian, anti-globalist. Wanting to feed our children is racist.
Just let the white babies starve in the name of Marx. /s
Here’s what is actually going on:
Britain wants to strengthen its industry but needs foreign buyers in the mean time.
The Russians are simply using China to take down America, then pull a Littlefinger and doublecross them. Go to war against them. What are they gonna do? They have no food and no oil to import it with, it would be the easiest victory in military history. Why do you think the EU is helping China? To lessen their dependence on Russia. Russia is post-Communist and sees all the stupid shit China does, yet encourages it? Please. Communist countries like China always need to be rescued by the capitalist ones… who would rescue them? The people who would be calling in debts nobody could afford to pay? And they have well above a billion people, rescue yourself with your superior IQ.
Relevant fact: Soldiers would need even more food. China is doomed.
Young Adélie penguins which have no experience in social interaction may react to false cues when the penguins gather to breed. They may, for instance, attempt to mate with other males, with young chicks, or with dead females.
On account of the birds’ relatively human-like appearance and behavior, human observers have interpreted this behavior anthropomorphically as sexual deviance. The first to record such behavior was Dr Levick, in 1911 and 1912, but his notes were deemed too indecent for publication at the time; they were rediscovered and published in 2012.[n 1] “The pamphlet, declined for publication with the official Scott expedition reports, commented on the frequency of sexual activity, auto-erotic behaviour, and seemingly aberrant behaviour of young unpaired males and females, including necrophilia, sexual coercion, sexual and physical abuse of chicks and homosexual behaviour,” states the analysis written by Douglas Russell and colleagues William Sladen and David Ainley. “His observations were, however, accurate, valid and, with the benefit of hindsight, deserving of publication.”
They blame global warming.
It makes frogs gay too?
unpaired = r-selected
Reminder: compulsive masturbation is a paraphilia-related disorder.
The subgroup of males with both PAs and lifetime PRDs (n = 123) self-reported the greatest number of lifetime SIDs, the highest incidence of physical and sexual abuse, the fewest years of completed education, and the highest likelihood of current unemployment or disability.
Oh look, a male promiscuity study – the promiscuous are losers!
“no experience in social interaction” – in humans, that is abuse experience
a strangely common prevalence in homosexual adult males
Why not test IQ too?
Impulse control is tied to it.
Well, pedophilia has already been claimed as NOT a paraphilia.
Like homosexuality before it. I guess it’s just a coincidence most pedophiles are homosexually-oriented men.
The present article examined the question instead by comparing the major correlates and other features of homosexuality and of the paraphilias, including prevalence, sex ratio, onset and course, fraternal birth order, physical height, handedness, IQ and cognitive neuropsychological profile, and neuroanatomy.
Various ‘preferences’ and sexual interests have fallen in and out of being defined as paraphilic, for example, up until 1973 homosexuality was classified as paraphilic under the DSM (diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders)-II. Its subsequent removal led to some arguing that if homosexual orientation is not in itself abnormal, then the inclusion of other sexual behaviors classified as paraphilic cannot be justified as a concept and should be removed entirely from future editions
Paraphilia essentially means anti-Darwin, that was the purpose of the concept.
The wide spread in young people’s rates of social and psychological maturation has led some researchers to propose that we think about adolescents not just in terms of their chronological age, but also their subjective age: how old they feel and act.
The concept of subjective age seems like an excuse to drop age of consent.
I don’t expect those who pretend to care about the IQ dearth to read around.
I post these things for the intellectually honest.
It may seem strange to include this specific form of hatred with the list, but a fact is that many inferiors have a deep hatred of women, which makes it a characteristic of inferiority.
If we’re examining personality traits of inferiors, it is completely valid as a behavioural marker.
Just as with geniuses, most inferiors are men. The ultimate in this are feats like the burning of widows, or demanding women to spend their lives indoors or walk six metres behind their husband, covered from head to toe with their genitals cut up beyond all repair.
In addition, rape is standard behaviour of inferiors, typically resulting in the conception of multiple children with many different women. Relevant in this respect is that imprisoned males in Western countries conceive more children than do males on average, mirroring the phenomenon that in primitive hunter-gatherer societies the males with the most offspring – as confirmed by modern D.N.A. studies – are those who have made the greatest number of kills in tribal warfare.
Uncivilized breeders who can’t cooperate to literally save their lives, sound like any type of selection we know?
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Its feces poisoning the surfaces you touch won’t be so cute. This isn’t a Disney movie. It can chew your bones, they were used in medieval torture. Rodents habitually eat corpses. This idiot has taught a mouse it doesn’t need to fear humans and left it out to wander where children play. It is praised for this.