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Survival of the Prettiest by Nancy L. Etcoff
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Apr 24, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: anthropogenetic
Recommended for: Anyone who wishes more books combined sociology, physiology, and biochemistry in one book!
Read in January, 2002

Before you laugh and surmise to yourself, "that's kind of a silly book to read," it is written by a Harvard neuroscientist, Dr. Nancy Etcoff. In this book, she explains the very processes of attraction, why we are attracted to certain people, certain traits, certain characteristics, and how we are biologically hardwired to have the exact desires that we do. If you enjoy the scientific processes behind human motivations. I personally cannot stand books that purport to help you "find yourself" by throwing a bunch of feel-good, emotional drivel at you. This is none of that, this is quite a good scientific read, in fact.
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