But according to the article, male finches don't care how able a female finch is. So it seems to me to be irrational for female finches reduce their choosiness in response to a reduction of their ableness.
I think TGGP has posted before that Black men do better at white or asian men in online dating (that more women have a preference for black men) -that seemed wrong to me. I think he or his peers made up that statistic to put a neat bow on their theory of perfect inverse correlation between testosterone levels and IQ (with the built in idea that women prefer high testosterone males).
My apologies if the above paragraph is an inaccurate representation of TGGP and his cohort's theories.
Well this might be a long overdue empirical entry into the topic of dating and racial preference. The results are classically counterintuitive (Middle Eastern women are the most preferred? Who would have guessed?) but there is one clear intuition match for me: White men are the most preferred as dating partners. I think that appears obvious to anyone who has browsed the racial preferences of women of different races in online dating sites. I'll see lots of women of all races preferring white men, fewer women of all races preferring any type of non-white man.
This post started off as speculation on why "social science blind spots" (ironically? recursively?) yields only 2 links.
I ended up on this amazon link doing a related search. The book title looks great but is panned in the most salient review I read. However that review and amazon's own algorithm recommends other good books too, to improve decision making.
Can be hard to detect the difference, but one who successfully suicide bombs was probably ideologically captured. One who flexibly changes their public ideological stances may be engaging in ideological posturing.
"Abstract Annual Review of Psychology Vol. 60: 693-716 (Volume publication date January 2009) (doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.60.110707.163514)
First published online as a Review in Advance on September 4, 2008 The Social Brain: Neural Basis of Social Knowledge
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California 91125; email: email@example.com
Social cognition in humans is distinguished by psychological processes that allow us to make inferences about what is going on inside other people—their intentions, feelings, and thoughts. Some of these processes likely account for aspects of human social behavior that are unique, such as our culture and civilization. Most schemes divide social information processing into those processes that are relatively automatic and driven by the stimuli, versus those that are more deliberative and controlled, and sensitive to context and strategy. These distinctions are reflected in the neural structures that underlie social cognition, where there is a recent wealth of data primarily from functional neuroimaging. Here I provide a broad survey of the key abilities, processes, and ways in which to relate these to data from cognitive neuroscience."
"Social construction of race" and "social construction of gender" each have about 3 million google search results. "social construction of height" has 3 google search results, an extraordinary 7 order magnitude of difference. Although I suspect these are three of the biggest phenotype trait attributes shaping microsociological interactions, and that height is roughly equal in shaping these interactions (specifically, I don't think the difference in effect is anything approaching a 7 order magnitude of difference).
Empirical microsociology gets almost no google hits (although they're good) and neither does quantitative microsociology. I think what the modern pick up artist community does should fall under the category of empirical microsociology.