Mating Intelligence Unleashed

  • by Glenn Geher PhD., Scott Barry Kaufman PhD., Helen Fisher PhD. (foreword)
  • Narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark
  • 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Psychologists often paint a picture of human mating as visceral, instinctual. But that's not the whole story. In courtship and display, sexual competition and rivalry, we are also guided by what Glenn Geher and Scott Barry Kaufman call Mating Intelligence - a range of mental abilities that have evolved to help us find the right partner. Mating Intelligence is at work in our efforts to form, maintain, and end relationships. It guides us in flirtation, foreplay, copulation, finding and choosing a mate, and many other behaviors.
In Mating Intelligence Unleashed, psychologists Geher and Kaufman take listeners on a fascinating tour of the crossroads of mating and intelligence, drawing on cutting-edge research on evolutionary psychology, intelligence, creativity, personality, social psychology, neuroscience, and more. The authors show that despite what you may read in the latest issue of Maxim, Playboy, Vogue, or GQ, physical attractiveness isn't the whole story. Human mating draws on a range of mental skills and attributes - from the creative use of pick-up lines, to displays of charisma, intelligence, humor, personality, and compassion. Along the way, the authors shed new light on age-old questions, such as: What role does personality play in mating? Which traits are attractive - and which traits repulse? How do people really choose mates? How do men and women deceive each other? How important is emotional intelligence? Why do people create art - and does it have anything to do with sex? Do nice guys really finish last?
Since Glenn Geher coined the term Mating Intelligence in 2006, it has drawn a great deal of media attention, ranging from a Psychology Today cover story to articles in the New Scientist, The Washington Times, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Now, in Mating Intelligence Unleashed, listeners will have the first full account of this revolutionary new approach to dating, mating, and love.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Tedious with the gems buried deep within

Reads like a dissertation with some jokes thrown in. Was a real slog to finish this. Some good insights, but they're buried very very deep and difficult to access mentally unless you can get through the dense over-wrought language. For a much better listen on the same topic, "Love Factually" was far better and more accessible.
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- Matt J

Very scholarly

This book reads like a 300 level psychology text. Almost too much info too fast, so if it's easy comprehension and light material you are interested in this may not be your book. However, wow what a treasure if info backed by solid research and scholary references.
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- Christopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios