Dec 10, 2019
This episode features:
-Why does men’s testosterone go down when they fall in love?
-Does “power posing” have any psychological effects?
-What is “humblebragging” and why does it pervade social media?
-Is our preference for democracy really a preference for high status?
-What is self-esteem?
-How to increase self-esteem (the answer is disappointing)
-How to act high status (the answer is not disappointing)
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Longman, D. P., Surbey, M. K., Stock, J. T., & Wells, J. C. (2018). Tandem androgenic and psychological shifts in male reproductive effort following a manipulated “win” or “loss” in a sporting competition. Human Nature, 29(3), 283-310.
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