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September 4, 2016
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Why people help distant kin

Math simulations support theory of ‘socially enforced nepotism’ It’s easy to understand why natural selection favors people who help close kin at their own expense: It can increase the odds the family’s genes are passed to future generations. But why … Continue reading

November 10, 2015
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Did grandmas make people pair up?

Human longevity from grandmothering tied to human coupling If you are in a special relationship with another person, thank grandma – not just yours, but all grandmothers since humans evolved.

January 6, 2015
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Did Men Evolve Navigation Skill to Find Mates?

Study Links Spatial Ability, Roaming Distance and Number of Lovers A University of Utah study of two African tribes found evidence that men evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better spatial skills – the ability to mentally … Continue reading

December 12, 2014
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In Amazon Wars, Bands of Brothers-in-Law

How Culture Influences Violence among the Amazon’s ‘Fierce People’ When Yanomamö men in the Amazon raided villages and killed decades ago, they formed alliances with men in other villages rather than just with close kin like chimpanzees do. And the … Continue reading

February 3, 2014
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Who Won’t Take Their Medicine?

UA anthropologist Susan J. Shaw and UA pharmacist Jeannie Lee have been awarded $1.48 million from the NIH to study medication adherence and health literacy. UA associate professor of anthropology Susan J. Shaw and UA assistant professor of pharmacy Jeannie … Continue reading

July 2, 2013
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Big feet preference in rural Indonesia defies one-size-fits-all theory of attractiveness

People in most cultures view women with small feet as attractive. Like smooth skin or an hourglass figure, petite feet signal a potential mate’s youth and fertility. Because they signal reproductive potential, a preference for mates with these qualities may … Continue reading

April 30, 2013
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Individual Donation Amounts Drop When Givers Are in Groups, Says MU Researcher

COLUMBIA, Mo. — In December of last year the New York Post published images of a man about to be killed by a train while several bystanders did little to help him. Numerous studies have provided evidence that people are … Continue reading