When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault

When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault

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2021, , bio-psych, Psychology, Nonfiction, Science, Biology, Feminism, Sociology

“An exceptional book” (Helen Fisher) by a leading evolutionary psychologist and sex researcher that lays out a new theory of sexual conflict, exposing the roots of the dangerous dynamics that underpin men’s predatory behavior — and what can be done to address it.

Sexual conflict permeates ancient religions, from injunctions about thy neighbor's wife to the permissible rape of infidels. It is etched in written laws that dictate who can and cannot have sex with whom. Its manifestations shape our sexual morality, evoking approving accolades or contemptuous condemnation. It produces sexual double standards that flourish even in the most sexually egalitarian cultures on earth. And although every person alive struggles with sexual conflict, most of us see only the tip of the iceberg: dating deception, a politician's unsavory sexual grab, the slow crumbling of a once-happy marriage, a romantic breakup that turns nasty.

When Men Behave Badly shows that this "battle of the sexes" is deeper and far more pervasive than anyone has recognized, revealing the hidden roots of sexual conflict—roots that originated over deep evolutionary time—which define the sexual psychology we currently carry around in our 3.5-pound brains. Providing novel insights into our minds and behaviors, When Men Behave Badly presents a unifying new theory of sexual conflict, and offers practical advice for men and women seeking to avoid it.

Title:When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault
ISBN:9780316419352
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    When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault Reviews

  • Stefan Mitev

    Еволюционният психолог David M. Buss има нова книга и задължително трябва да я прочетете. Ще научите еволюционните...

  • David Wineberg

    “Men’s sexual violence towards women remains the most widespread human rights problem in the world.” So says David Buss. It gives a hint to the global mountain of incidents of harassment and abu...

  • Maher Razouk

    لننظر في حالة العنكبوت من عائلة(بياسورا ميرابيليس) ... لجذب الأنثى ، يجب على الذكر أن يمسك حشرة ليقدمها كهدية لل...

  • John Johnson

    This review was posted on my Psychology Today blog at:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl...Review of David Buss's When Men Behave BadlyBackgroundI have followed David Buss's research from the time ...

  • Nidhi Shrivastava

    An interesting read about the "battle of sexes" aspect told through the eyes of David Buss, a professor of psychology and expert on human behaviour and evolution in society. Using psychological and be...

  • Yanick Punter

    The feeling I had some time after the book is that men come across as better than they really are. The focus is on the worst of men, those who score high on the dark triad. Maybe this is a strategic m...

  • Fletcher Neal

    This is an extremely uncomfortable read, but important if one wants to understand the underlying reasons behind many of the worst examples of male behavior. As the author is repeatedly careful to poin...

  • Glenn Naughton

    Was excited about this one so picked it up on audible since it's not out in hardcover yet. An honest look at some of the worst acts men are capable of and why they do it. Fantastic read....

  • Therese

    Interesting thoughts and science of male misbehavior.I've been fortunate not to have been a victim too often. This novel explains a lot....