The Mating Mind

The Mating Mind

How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature

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Argues that the human brain, with its capacity for art, empathy, and wit, evolved in a distinct manner as a result of sexual selection and that these traits were favored simply because they are attractive to the opposite sex.

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Miller, affiliated with the Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution at University College, London, has a PhD in cognitive psychology from Stanford. He writes for a general audience, drawing on ideas from evolutionary biology, economics, and psychology to explore why human brains have so much capacity for creativity, language, and consciousness developments that are not fully explained by Darwinian natural selection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Drawing on the latest research in evolutionary biology, a groundbreaking study of the link between evolution and human sexuality argues that the development of the human brain can be linked to the need to attract and win sexual partners.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385495165
Characteristics: 503 p. ; 25 cm


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