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Boys and girls, on average

473,260 adolescents in 80 countries were surveyed for their occupational aspirations and again it was found that more boys than girls were interested in things-oriented occupations, while more girls than boys were interested in people-oriented occupations. In each country and … Continue reading

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Social hierarchies and intimate relationships

This paper, “Attachment and politics are two functionally distinct systems, and both share genetics with interpersonal trust and altruism“, examine the relation between attachment and politics and find them to be very different. […] we find that trust and altruism … Continue reading

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The OnlyFans question

I’ve learned that whenever I think masses of people are being stupid, I’m the one who’s being stupid. I just don’t understand them, but if I did, I’d learn something about the real world and human psychology. — Charlie Houpert, … Continue reading

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Psychoanalytic concepts

To the surprise of no-one reading my blog, I am also interested in psychology. Recently I stumbled across psychologist Jonathan Shedler who recently produced a list of 16 psychoanalytical concepts that would be beneficial to know: Splitting: Perceiving others in black-or-white … Continue reading

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Chances of conflict

When social cues for settling a status dispute are unavailable or ambiguous, the chances of conflict increase. Both parties are more likely to endure long disputes because no clear way exists to settle the matter— Rob Henderson, “A Primal Struggle … Continue reading

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Speaking of correlations

Speaking of correlations, there’s apparently a very high correlation between the political affiliation of spouses. Correlation can be between -1 (opposites) and 1 (the same), and in psychology anything reaching .6 is considered massively important. Mates tend to be positively … Continue reading

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