A leader in the psychology of human mating, and an expert on both the cultural and biological foundations of love, Helen Fisher shares science-backed information on attraction, mate selection, infidelity, the neuroscience of love and the effects of culture on our biology. There’s a wealth of interesting facts here and some surprising insight into humanity’s quest for romance. We LOVED this episode!
In this episode you will hear about:
Critical factors that influence love and attraction
The biological patterns of partner choice
Some of the major reasons behind the prevalence of infidelity
The neuroscience of love
How our brain’s architecture allows us to love more than one person at once
Why we refer to it as “falling” in love
How Bill Clinton was our first “female” president
Some psychological truths about our modern hookup culture
Four patterns of mate pairing
The role of fetishes
The genetic basis for stability in relationships
Sex differences in sexual/romantic rejection.
Helen’s experience as an identical twin and her opinions on nature vs. nurture
The role of culture in changing our biology
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Helen’s book: Why We Love
Helen’s book: Why Him? Why Her?
Helen’s article: INFIDELITY: WHEN, WHERE, WHY.
A talk from Helen on what we want from love
Sexual Hookup Culture: A Review
Scott’s book with Glenn Geher: Mating Intelligence Unleashed
“Helen Fisher, PhD Biological Anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute, member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site Match.com. She has conducted extensive research and written five books on the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how your personality style shapes who you are and who you love.” -Blurb taken from helenfisher.com