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The Evolution of Desire

Lu par : Greg Tremblay
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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 37 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.

Fully revised and updated to reflect the very latest scientific research on human mating, this classic work of evolutionary psychology explains the powerful forces that shape our most intimate desires.

©2018 David M. Buss (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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  • D.
  • 04/03/2018

Brilliant and enligtening book

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Evolution of Desire?

Demystification of our contemporary sexual morality by exposing our dark human nature to the objective scientific analysis. Evolution and adaptation of different sexual strategies through thousands of generations in the "do or die" world made us humans not particularly nice creatures. Can we overcome our evolutionary heritage?

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The way we are is result of evolutionary preference by both genders. The most interesting part in the book was the explanation of these preferences.

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  • BigWally
  • 31/01/2019

Brilliant book!

David M. Buss, PhD teaches evolutionary psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. I have read one of his previous books, THE MURDERER NEXT DOOR which was absolutely fascinating. THE EVOLUTION OF DESIRE must rank as the current definitive book on mating, mate selection, mate strategies of men and women, rape, etc. Humans have evolved their mating strategies in the early hunter gatherer societies. Dr. Buss and his colleagues have performed numerous experiments in numerous cultures around the world. He has read widely in the literature and freely cites studies by other researchers. This could truly be subtitled "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask" the title of a book published years ago by another author.

In his conclusion Dr. Buss is careful to point out that the traits men and women have inherited from our hunter gatherer ancestors do NOT mean we should act in that fashion, e.g. men pursuing multiple female sex partners to produce more offspring. Nor does the fact of these inherited traits give us an excuse to act in improper ways. We have the capacity to behave appropriately and morally.

The book is a real "tour de force." I cannot recommend it highly enough. The reader, Greg Trembly, is one of the best I have heard on any of the Audible books I have purchased.

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  • Alexis Vince Cruz
  • 08/01/2019

This is the Book

this is the book where you can finish in a day without ever being bored or thinking your just listening to a filler just to make the book long. this is indeed a long book but would not mater once you have started listening. all the meat started at Chapter 4. 😉

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06/01/2019

Seeing

Looks, Money, Status.

For me this book redefined how to look at things and make it even more clearly as to why it is of importance to me to focus on my career and find a close to optimal match for a partner.

Having supreme social skills is not enough
Having only money is not enough.

Both are of importance.

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  • Luis
  • 02/10/2018

An amazing, gripping, beautifully written book.

brings for the the science of mating evolution in a context that explains modern day mating dynamics. excellent.

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  • Balint Biro
  • 28/08/2018

One of the best books what I recommend to survivor

There are few books what give you the AHA moment, and this is one of them. I highly recommend this because you will have a complete overview what is happening in planet Earth and why - if you are a human.

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  • Ryan Booth
  • 15/05/2018

Excellent overview of evolutionary psychology!

Wonderful balanced overview of evolutionary psychology with a healthy dose of reserved speculations on human nature mixed with body conclusions on human sexuality.

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  • Robin Debreuil
  • 01/05/2018

Very informative, interesting perspective

Some books allow you to step away and view things from a totally fresh perspective, this is such a book.
It is the math of human propagation, something we like to imagine doesn’t exist, yet is intuitively part of every calculation we make. It doesn’t control us, but it does set the stage for most of our behavior, culture and social interaction. To understand it is to better understand ourselves.

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  • Black Weapons
  • 19/04/2018

A lot of FAKE 5 star review out there. This is NOT the me of them

This is the go-to book on this subject matter. So good I expect it to be updated throughout the future of evolution

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  • EinsteinzVice
  • 09/04/2018

#MyNonFictionAddiction

A concisely written & well articulated detailing of a tale as old as time; the "Mating-Game" is one that shows no signs of ending ANY time soon! An interesting & thoroughly enlightening read!