Did Personal Beauty Matter in Sexual Selection among Savages?

Modern theories of sexual selection have stressed the importance of physical beauty for mating preferences in contemporary societies. However, according to early studies, physical appearance is of greater importance for men looking for women than for women looking for men. … Continue reading

Did Individual Preferences Play any Role in Primitive Savage Courtships?

Modern courtship and dating allow men and women to choose a mate for marriage and family life. Contemporary people may think marriage has always been this way. It may then be interesting to learn how ancient savages loved, courted, and … Continue reading

What Are the Main World Cultures?

What are the main cultures of the world? How global are they? And how diverse are they? These are among the key questions that cross-cultural researchers may ask. The West-East dichotomy has been a classification of the world cultures well-known … Continue reading