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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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Psychologists often paint a picture of human mating as visceral, instinctual. But that's not the whole story. In courtship and display, sexual competition and rivalry, we are also guided by what Glenn Geher and Scott Barry Kaufman call Mating Intelligence--a range of mental abilities that have evolved to help us find the right partner. Mating Intelligence is at work in our efforts to form, maintain, and end  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Geher, Glenn.
Mating intelligence unleashed.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012026352
(OCoLC)798617146
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Geher; Scott Barry Kaufman
ISBN: 9780199875436 019987543X 9781283889575 1283889579
OCLC Number: 821624303
Description: 1 online resource
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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Psychologists often paint a picture of human mating as visceral, instinctual. But that's not the whole story. In courtship and display, sexual competition and rivalry, we are also guided by what Glenn Geher and Scott Barry Kaufman call Mating Intelligence--a range of mental abilities that have evolved to help us find the right partner. Mating Intelligence is at work in our efforts to form, maintain, and end relationships. It guides us in flirtation, foreplay, copulation, finding and choosing a mate, and many other behaviors. In Mating Intelligence Unleashed, psychologists Geher and Kaufman tak.

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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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