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Mating Intelligence: Sex, Relationships, and the Mind's Reproductive System

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Human intelligence is sexually attractive, and strongly predicts the success of sexual relationships, but the behavioral sciences have usually ignored the interface between intelligence and mating. This is the first serious scholarly effort to explore that interface, by examining both universal and individual differences in human mating intelligence. Contributors include s ...more
Paperback, 453 pages
Published July 20th 2007 by Psychology Press (first published July 1st 2007)
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Sylvester Kuo
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Mating intelligence is easily one of the best books on evolutionary psychology, particularly on the subject of mating success. Each chapter was laid out perfectly with extensive details of different aspect of what makes an organism fit to reproduce. I really enjoyed the different mating strategies, and how various factors affect the chance of successful mate attraction, such as humour, personality, intelligence and physiology.

The primary focus of the book was to reconcile general intelligence w
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Jessi
An interesting look at how humans play the mating game in the current age.
The writing style an be confusing at times. There is a paragraph where the authors try to make some point about successful artists but I can't figure out what that point actually was. There are a couple of times where they try to compare data but the first sentence would talk about A then B, the second would have data set B then A. I read a lot of scientific articles and, if you want to clearly compare data, you make the s
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Karla
Sep 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although my area of research is interpersonal communication, and this focus is better categorized as evolutionary psychology it gave some great insights. This would be an excellent text book for upper division or graduate level courses. The authors produced some great ground work for a burgeoning field of study. A few things I did not agree with, but overall well written and researched. Quite engaging for a scholarly text.
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