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High Cost of Luxury Beliefs, Emotionality, Fighting Ability
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From the archives:
Exploring the personality traits and academic priorities of college professors:
Links and recommendations:
Negative Emotionality and Neuroticism From Childhood Through Adulthood by Rebecca Shiner
Are we prepared for the end of obesity? by Theodore Dalrymple
Attention, Rage, and the Artist as the Supreme Being by Chris Jesu Lee
Personal and professional reflections on the power of an evolutionary perspective by Dr Silva Vartukapteine
Complex Systems Won’t Survive the Competence Crisis by Harold Robertson
Was the sexual revolution a government psy-op? by Matthew Crawford
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Three interesting findings:
1. Study of 475 mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters found that lower voice pitch was associated with greater fighting ability. The researchers conclude that “Men’s voices appear to provide information about differences in men’s threat potential.” (source).
2. In Germany, Protestants work 3-4 more hours per week than Catholics (controlling for age, sex, education, marital status, and number of children). Both groups earn the same wage on average, but Protestants make more money because they work more hours. (source).
3. From 2007 to 2016, total hours per day spent sitting increased among adults aged 20 to 64 from 5.5 hours per day to 6.5 hours per day. Among adolescents, it increased from 7 hours per day to 8.2 hours per day. (source).
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