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Mating intelligence unleashed : the role of the mind in sex, dating, and love

Author: Glenn Geher; Scott Barry Kaufman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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"In Mating Intelligence Unleashed, psychologists Geher and Kaufman take readers on a fascinating tour of the crossroads of mating and intelligence, drawing on cutting-edge research on evolutionary psychology, intelligence, creativity, personality, social psychology, neuroscience, and more. The authors show that despite what you may read in the latest issue of Maxim, Playboy, Vogue, or GQ, physical attractiveness  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Geher; Scott Barry Kaufman
ISBN: 9780195396850 0195396855
OCLC Number: 798617146
Description: 298 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Cupid's cognitive arrow --
"I'm too sexy for this canvas" : why creativity is sexy --
Wanted! Neurotic mess : the role of personality in mating --
What's your cue? : attractiveness and mate choice in the real world --
Game plans : the highly contextual nature of human mating strategies --
"She totally wants me" : in the world of mating, biased perceptions are everywhere --
"I really am a tall doctor--and of course I love you!" : mind-reading, emotional intelligence, and deception --
Do nice guys finish last? : the multiple routes to mating success --
Mating intelligence saves the world.
Responsibility: Glenn Geher, Scott Barry Kaufman.
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"In Mating Intelligence Unleashed, psychologists Geher and Kaufman take readers on a fascinating tour of the crossroads of mating and intelligence, drawing on cutting-edge research on evolutionary psychology, intelligence, creativity, personality, social psychology, neuroscience, and more. The authors show that despite what you may read in the latest issue of Maxim, Playboy, Vogue, or GQ, physical attractiveness isn't the whole story. Human mating draws on a range of mental skills and attributes--from the creative use of pick-up lines, to displays of charisma, intelligence, humor, personality, and compassion. Along the way, the authors shed new light on age-old questions, such as: What role does personality play in mating? Which traits are attractive--and which traits repulse? How do people really choose mates? How do men and women deceive each other? How important is emotional intelligence? Why do people create art--and does it have anything to do with sex? Do nice guys really finish last?"--Publisher description.

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[a] delightful and fascinating book ... An important contribution to the literature ... Highly recommended. R.R. Cornelius, CHOICE

 
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