The Evolution Of Desire

Autore: David M. Buss
Editore: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465021437
Grandezza: 37,70 MB
Formato: PDF
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How we choose—and lose—our mates has always been a source of fascination. This controversial book is the first to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. The Evolution of Desire is based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 peoples of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide. If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, we must look into our evolutionary past, according to David M. Buss. For in attracting, keeping, and even breaking up with our mates, we are closer to our ancestral forebears than many of us think.

The Evolution Of Desire

Autore: David M. Buss
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465093302
Grandezza: 37,59 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5152

The groundbreaking, provocative book that uses evolutionary psychology to explain human mating and the mysteries of love. If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question we must look into our evolutionary past, argues prominent psychologist David M. Buss. Based one of the largest studies of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, The Evolution of Desire is the first work to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. Drawing on a wide range of examples of mating behavior -- from lovebugs to elephant seals, from the Yanomamö tribe of Venezuela to online dating apps -- Buss reveals what women want, what men want, and why their desires radically differ. Love has a central place in human sexual psychology, but conflict, competition, and manipulation also pervade human mating -- something we must confront in order to control our own mating destiny. Updated to reflect the very latest scientific research on human mating, this definitive edition of this classic work of evolutionary psychology explains the powerful forces that shape our most intimate desires.

The Evolution Of Desire

Autore: David M. Buss
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465008025
Grandezza: 52,64 MB
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Vista: 1240

David Buss updates his classic study of the origin of human mating behavior with fascinating new research.

Evolution Of Desire

Autore: Cynthia L Haven
Editore: MSU Press
ISBN: 1628953306
Grandezza: 63,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7169

René Girard (1923–2015) was one of the leading thinkers of our era—a provocative sage who bypassed prevailing orthodoxies to offer a bold, sweeping vision of human nature, human history, and human destiny. His oeuvre, offering a “mimetic theory” of cultural origins and human behavior, inspired such writers as Milan Kundera and J. M. Coetzee, and earned him a place among the forty “immortals” of the Académie Française. Too often, however, his work is considered only within various academic specializations. This first-ever biographical study takes a wider view. Cynthia L. Haven traces the evolution of Girard’s thought in parallel with his life and times. She recounts his formative years in France and his arrival in a country torn by racial division, and reveals his insights into the collective delusions of our technological world and the changing nature of warfare. Drawing on interviews with Girard and his colleagues, Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard provides an essential introduction to one of the twentieth century’s most controversial and original minds.

Between Sexual Desire And Reality

Autore: Osmo Kontula
ISBN: 9789522260253
Grandezza: 38,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2463

Garden Of Desires

Autore: Emily Dubberley
Editore: Black Lace
ISBN: 9780352347688
Grandezza: 79,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3680


Deserving Desire

Autore: Beth Montemurro
Editore: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813573068
Grandezza: 17,30 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8370

Women experience considerable changes in their bodies, lives, and identity between the ages of twenty and seventy, including marriage, motherhood, the dissolution of relationships, and menopause, all of which often impact sexuality. In Deserving Desire, Beth Montemurro takes a wide-ranging look at the evolution of women’s sexuality over time, with a specific focus on the development of sexual subjectivity—that is sexual confidence, agency, and a sense of entitlement to sexual desire. Detailed stories of the ninety-five women in this study explore how they become more comfortable with their bodies, when most begin to enjoy sex, feel confident and positive about engaging in it, and how they become sexual subjects in control of their bodies. Deserving Desire explores the complex multi-stage process in which sexual subjectivity evolves over a woman’s lifetime. As girls, they learn about sex and how those around them—parents, peers, religion and media—regard sex. Physical and emotional transitions such as having a baby or ending a relationship further affect women’s sexual confidence and desire. Montemurro emphasizes that sexual subjectivity is about feeling in control of sexual decision making and acting purposefully and confidently. Though adolescent sexuality has been a major focus of sociological research, few studies have examined, as Montemurro does here, the development of sexuality through women’s lives and the events that change the way women feel about themselves, their bodies, and their relationships.

The Soul S Desire The Evolution Of Identity Pluto The Lunar Nodes In Sacred Marriage Astrology

Autore: Adam Gainsburg
ISBN: 9781411652989
Grandezza: 77,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2396

This book presents the full range of Sacred Marriage Astrology's methods for tracking the Soul-consciousness within the birth chart. It explains how to read the Self-Essence or Soul, track the Self-Identity, and connect the two together, both in the karmic past and the current life. By practicing these techniques, you will be able to accurately identify the profound nature and intelligence of Soul beyond personality, psychology and 'story'. You gain deep insight into why the Soul chooses its incarnations and how to astrologically interpret many different paths toward self-realization (Soul-remembering). The lead characters in the journey are Pluto and the Lunar Nodes. Includes chart examples and over 25 graphics.

Anatomy Of Desire

Autore: Simon Andreae
ISBN: 9780316642613
Grandezza: 20,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8442

The Evolution Of Human Sexuality

Autore: Donald Symons
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199878471
Grandezza: 12,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3011

Anthropology, Sexual Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Gender and Cultural Studies

Denial Desire Immersion

Autore: Kishore Chakraborti
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9387146928
Grandezza: 34,49 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1073

We all are consumers; yet the consumer within us is an elusive person. It is difficult to pin him down with set behavioural patterns. We are rational, we are impulsive, we are money conscious and we are also brand conscious. The person who heckles the shopkeeper to give a five-rupee discount on a plastic mug enjoys food in a nearby restaurant and tips the waiter a tenner without batting an eyelid. Yet, we never bother to understand why we are like that. Denial, Desire, Immersion attempts to understand Indian consumers from an observed reality. It answers questions like whether there is anything quintessentially Indian about the Indian consumer. If yes, what are the basic traits? How far have the consumers evolved? Answers to these questions may offer vantage points for brands to connect with consumers more meaningfully. The study of history, the caste system, geographic locations, culture, changing market forces, media and globalisation are as much a part of this exploration as are observations and analysis of our popular culture. The book presents a holistic portrait of how changes take place in a complex society and influence the desire and decision-making process of consumers. Crafted in a conversational tone, Denial, Desire, Immersion weaves a vibrant texture of everyday India and its ever-busy consumers as they live life, select, ponder and agonise over the choices they make for brands and products.

The Evolution Of Intelligence

Autore: Robert J. Sternberg
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135668450
Grandezza: 71,53 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3332

How is one to understand the nature of intelligence? One approach is through psychometric testing, but such an approach often puts the "cart before the horse"--the test before the theory. Another approach is to use evolutionary theory. This criterion has been suggested by a number of individuals in the past, from Charles Darwin in the more distant past to Howard Gardner, Stephen Gould, Steven Pinker, Carl Sagan, David Stenhouse, and many others. The chapters in this book address three major questions: 1. Does evolutionary theory help us understand the nature of human intelligence? 2. If so, what does it tell us about the nature of human intelligence? 3. And if so, how has intelligence evolved? The goal of this book is to present diverse points of view on the evolution of intelligence as offered by leading experts in the field. In particular, it may be possible to better understand the nature and societal implications of intelligence by understanding how and why it has evolved as it has. This book is unique in offering a diversity of points of view on the topic of the evolution of human intelligence.

The Science Of Romance

Autore: Nigel Barber
Editore: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615927204
Grandezza: 62,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 711

...excellent: accurate, entertaining and thought-provoking... - American ScientistVirtually anyone interested in gender studies, human sexuality, the application of evolutionary theory to behavior, or psychology in general should consider this fascinating book must reading. - BooklistIn this work on how evolution affects how we behave in the romantic and sexual realms, the author . . . kicks away Cupid in favor of Darwin and the result is fascinating . . . . Barber is seemingly inexhaustible when it comes to diversity of thought . . . . His accessible and lively writing keeps the book from feeling too wide-ranging and scholarly. . . . those who don't mind considering that romantic inclinations may be in one's genes and not in one's heart will find much to chew on in this weighty addition to the field of evolutionary psychology. -ForeWord MagazineNigel Barber is one of the most innovative and intriguing investigators currently writing in the field of evolutionary psychology. His insights are always novel and provocative, challenging our preconceptions and encouraging us to consider alternative perspectives on gender differences and romantic and sexual behavior. His observations are certain to generate discussion from scientists, and from anyone who has ever been mystified by love. - Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Louisville, and President, International Network on Personal RelationshipsRecent advances in evolutionary psychology and biology have revolutionized the understanding of human courtship, marriage, and relationships. The Science of Romance provides an accessible and entertaining look at this new research and explores many of the implications for sexual and romantic relationships. The book is a pleasure to read and is highly recommended to the reader who wishes to better understand human relationships or wants an introduction to evolutionary psychology. - David C. Geary, Ph.D., Middlebush Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri at Columbia, and author of Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex DifferencesA gripping book throughout--scientifically sound and wonderfully illustrated with real life examples; must reading for everyone concerned with human mating, which is just about everyone. - David M. Buss, author of The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human MatingHave you ever wondered why divorce is so much more common now than a century ago? Why the sex appeal of certain body types and clothing styles changes so dramatically over time? Why so many liberated young women today prefer emotional commitment from men while their male counterparts seem always more interested in sowing their wild oats?According to evolutionary psychologist Nigel Barber, each of these aspects of modern life reflects two million years of hominid evolution. In The Science of Romance he explains that much of our present behavior can be traced back to the ancient evolved motives of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. In short, we exhibit the behaviors that have evolved over millennia to increase the reproductive success of the species. Also drawing on the mating behavior of various animals, Barber finds illuminating comparisons that help to explain human actions and reactions.Barber delves into a host of interesting topics: dating competition and aggression; female courtship signals that subtly manipulate male behavior; how exposure to different sex hormones shapes the evolving brain in utero, which may account for the different behaviors of men and women; and much more.This absorbing book educates and entertains, while showing that many seemingly irrational aspects of our intimate romantic behavior make sense when understood in terms of our prehistoric ancestors and evolution.Nigel Barber, Ph.D. (Portland, ME), formerly an assistant professor of psychology at Birmingham-Southern College, is now a freelance writer and researcher, and the author of Why Parents Matter: Parental Investment and Child Outcomes.

Sexual Attraction

Editore: Lichtenstein Creative Media
ISBN: 1932479937
Grandezza: 24,24 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9335

Desire Power Or Your Energizing Forces

Autore: William Walker Atkinson
Editore: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616404256
Grandezza: 26,11 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5490

Presented here in its original 12-volume series, the Personal Power Books are a set of self-help books designed to be carefully studied to develop personal power. In the Foreword to Volume I, personal power is defined as "The ability of strength possessed by the human individual, by which he does, or may, accomplish desired results in an efficient manner, along the lines of physical, mental, and spiritual effort and endeavor." In other words, these books describe the methods to attaining control and power in your own life, whether it be financial, physical, mental, or emotional--certainly a worthy goal for any individual.Volume III includes instructions on Desire, specifically on knowing what you want, wanting what you want enough, and the price of attaining it. Volume III also focuses on the Evolution of Desire.American writer WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON (1862-1932) was editor of the popular magazine New Thought from 1901 to 1905 and editor of the journal Advanced Thought from 1916 to 1919. He authored dozens of New Thought books under numerous pseudonyms, including the name "Yogi," some of which are likely still unknown today.

Handbook Of The Evolution Of Human Sexuality

Autore: Michael R. Kauth
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136455191
Grandezza: 55,81 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1821

Expand your knowledge—with theories and concepts that may challenge your assumptions about sexual attraction Human sexuality can be better understood by knowing how sexual psychologies may have evolved throughout the ages. Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality presents a detailed examination of human sexuality, the assumptions about concepts and terms pertaining to sexuality, and the latest theories on the evolution of human sexual attraction. Leading experts explore various aspects of evolutionary theory, with a focus on Evolutionary Psychology (EP). Discussions include mate preferences, mating behavior, mate signaling, pheromones, and same-sex attraction. This comprehensive source also presents three groundbreaking theories of the evolution of same-sex attraction. Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality takes current assumptions about human sexuality, explains each in turn, and then offers fresh perspectives on conventional concepts of sexual orientation. This extensive resource provides ample evidence to argue that researchers should investigate sexual relationships based on a person’s characteristics such as personal traits, complementary roles/status, sexual acts, or situational context rather than simply the sex of the partner. The book provides a discussion of evolutionary theory, evolution of human sexual culture, evolution of sexual pleasure, and detailed analysis of assumptions about sexual orientation. The text is carefully referenced. Some of the topics explored by Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality include: links to non-human primate sexual behaviors and the emergence of human (sexual) nature EP research on consensual adult human sexual behaviors studies of evolved male and female mating strategies, mate preferences, and sexual psychologies a brief history of the theory of evolution ancient culture, archeology, and an overview of premodern human sexuality evolutionary history of sexual pleasure human mating strategies development of mate preferences sexual signals, such as distinctive physical features, material wealth, etc. theories of the evolution of same-sex sexual attraction and behavior Primatologist Paul Vasey’s observations of female Japanese macaques and their female-female sexual encounters—with an examination of human male-male behavior evolutionary history of female-female affectional bonding with a new theory on the behavior evolutionary history of male-male sexual behavior—with intriguing thoughts on why it happened evolutionary history of pheromones as chemical messengers much more Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality is an important, thought-provoking resource perfect for evolutionary psychologists, sexologists, educators, researchers, scholars, and graduate students.

Sex Sin And Science What Evolution Says About Religion And Desire

Autore: C. Roland Cook
Editore: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608440737
Grandezza: 69,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6605

More than any other major religion, ideology or philosophy, Christianity associates sex, and especially sexual desire, with sin and evil. People may be able to avoid earthly punishment for their sexual indiscretions, but they can not escape God s judgment; an afterlife of eternal pain and suffering in hell. Religious sanctions of this sort are supposed to be in opposition to man s sinful nature; restraining his dangerous sexuality. However, punishing others for sex is actually part of man s nature. In nature, sex is highly competitive. Dominant males fight and threaten as they try to control sexual access to fertile females. Human males behave similarly. Rather than being in opposition to human nature, religion actually reinforces man s animal instinct to control the sexual behavior of others. This explains why religion-inspired sexual restrictions and punishments are so popular among men. Of course, religion claims that it s really all about morality. Without strict religious control over sexual behavior human passions would lead to the destruction of society. God has given us His law in order to protect us from ourselves. Religion, it is often said, is what is good for society. But if this is so, why is it that those societies where religious belief is strongest and which have the harshest penalties for breaking the sexual code are also the societies that tend to be the least orderly and the most corrupt, brutal and violent? Religion is taken very seriously in many of the Islamic societies of the Middle East, and the strictest sexual code is adhered to. Yet, these societies are characterized not by prosperity and social order, but by poverty, violence and oppression. Meanwhile, the most sexually liberal societies, especially those of Western Europe, are the freest and the most democratic, prosperous and orderly. If strict sexual morality is not really good for society, why do religious conservatives everywhere continue to clamor for it? And why do people so willingly accept religion that tells them their sexuality is sinful and shameful? The truth is that most of the time people act on their own selfish feelings and desires, not on what is good for society as a whole. The desire to limit and control the sexual behavior of others is felt by women as well as men. Powerful feelings, such as sexual jealousy, inspire aggressive behavior. Strict anti-sex religious morality allows people to act aggressively on these feelings in a sociably acceptable way. Thus, it s not really about doing what is good for society, it s all about individual desires. This is best explained from an evolutionary perspective, which is exactly what this book does."

The Evolution Of The Soul

Autore: Richard Swinburne
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198236993
Grandezza: 46,90 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3265

Men have evolved from animals, and animals from inanimate matter, but what has evolved is qualitatively different from the inanimate matter from which it began. Both men and the higher animals have a mental life of sensation, thought, purpose, desire, and belief. Although these mental states in part cause, and are caused by, brain states, they are distinct from them. Richard Swinburne argues that we can only make sense of this interaction by supposing that mental states are states of a soul, a mental substance in interaction with the body. Although both have a rich mental life, human souls, unlike animal souls, are capable of logical thought, have moral beliefs, have free will, and have an internal structure (so that their beliefs and desires are formed largely by other beliefs and desires inherent in the soul). Professor Swinburne concludes that there is no full scientific explanation available for the evolution of the soul, and almost certainly there never will be. Forthis revised edition Professor Swinburne has taken the opportunity to strengthen or expand the argument in various places, to take account of certain developments in philosophy and cognitive science in the intervening years, and to add new discussion of important matters relating to the themes of the book, including connectionism and quantum theory.

Beyond Revenge

Autore: Michael McCullough
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470262153
Grandezza: 75,69 MB
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Vista: 4034

Why is revenge such a pervasive and destructive problem? How can we create a future in which revenge is less common and forgiveness is more common? Psychologist Michael McCullough argues that the key to a more forgiving, less vengeful world is to understand the evolutionary forces that gave rise to these intimately human instincts and the social forces that activate them in human minds today. Drawing on exciting breakthroughs from the social and biological sciences, McCullough dispenses surprising and practical advice for making the world a more forgiving place. Michael E. McCullough (Miami, Florida), an internationally recognized expert on forgiveness and revenge, is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, where he directs the Laboratory for Social and Clinical Psychology.

The Evolution Of Cognition

Autore: Cecilia M. Heyes
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262082860
Grandezza: 13,47 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6300

This book encompasses the behavior and mentality of nonhuman as well as human animalsand a full range of evolutionary approaches. Rather than a collection by and for the like-minded, itis a debate about how evolutionary processes have shaped cognition.