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A new study finds that a number of assumptions about adaptations in mating preferences – for example, that women have evolved to prefer taller men – are not actually borne out in studies on non-Western populations. Story at Mind Hacks:

In fact, the authors state that “The findings suggest that members of WEIRD [Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic] societies, including young children, are among the least representative populations one could find for generalizing about humans”.

Written by Francis

November 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

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