Sunday, November 4, 2012

Assorted Links

1) Maureen Dowd writes, "What's a Modern Girl to Do?" A snippet says:

"John Schwartz of The New York Times made the trend official in 2004 when he reported: "Men would rather marry their secretaries than their bosses, and evolution may be to blame." A study by psychology researchers at the University of Michigan, using college undergraduates, suggested that men going for long-term relationships would rather marry women in subordinate jobs than women who are supervisors. Men think that women with important jobs are more likely to cheat on them. There it is, right in the DNA: women get penalized by insecure men for being too independent.
"The hypothesis," Dr. Stephanie Brown, the lead author of the study, theorized, "is that there are evolutionary pressures on males to take steps to minimize the risk of raising offspring that are not their own." Women, by contrast, did not show a marked difference between their attraction to men who might work above them and their attraction to men who might work below them.

Read on here.

2) Alex Tabarrok writes on forgiveness in: Forgiveness, Tit for Tat, and the Coase Theorem. A bit says:
"…research shows forgiveness has a dark side. At first it may help the person who has been hurt to let go of anger, resentment and desire for revenge. But forgiving also may encourage the transgressor to do it again."
More here.

3) Interesting article on a correlation between certain personality trains and physical attractiveness: People With Dark Personalities Tend to Create a Physically Attractive Veneer?
Read more here.


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