Social Psychology Quarterly Article - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > Politics, Government, or Religion Chat
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Politics, Government, or Religion Chat Bring your flamesuit!

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 25th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #1
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Social Psychology Quarterly Article

A study published in the March 2010 issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Social Psychology Quarterly, advances a new theory to explain why people form particular preferences and values. The theory suggests that more intelligent people are more likely than less intelligent people to adopt evolutionarily novel preferences and values, but intelligence does not correlate with preferences and values that are old enough to have been shaped by evolution over millions of years."

"Evolutionarily novel" preferences and values are those that humans are not biologically designed to have and our ancestors probably did not possess. In contrast, those that our ancestors had for millions of years are "evolutionarily familiar."

"General intelligence, the ability to think and reason, endowed our ancestors with advantages in solving evolutionarily novel problems for which they did not have innate solutions," says Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics and Political Science. "As a result, more intelligent people are more likely to recognize and understand such novel entities and situations than less intelligent people, and some of these entities and situations are preferences, values, and lifestyles."

An earlier study by Kanazawa found that more intelligent individuals were more nocturnal, waking up and staying up later than less intelligent individuals. Because our ancestors lacked artificial light, they tended to wake up shortly before dawn and go to sleep shortly after dusk. Being nocturnal is evolutionarily novel.

In the current study, Kanazawa argues that humans are evolutionarily designed to be conservative, caring mostly about their family and friends, and being liberal, caring about an indefinite number of genetically unrelated strangers they never meet or interact with, is evolutionarily novel. So more intelligent children may be more likely to grow up to be liberals.

Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) support Kanazawa's hypothesis. Young adults who subjectively identify themselves as "very liberal" have an average IQ of 106 during adolescence while those who identify themselves as "very conservative" have an average IQ of 95 during adolescence.

Similarly, religion is a byproduct of humans' tendency to perceive agency and intention as causes of events, to see "the hands of God" at work behind otherwise natural phenomena. "Humans are evolutionarily designed to be paranoid, and they believe in God because they are paranoid," says Kanazawa. This innate bias toward paranoia served humans well when self-preservation and protection of their families and clans depended on extreme vigilance to all potential dangers. "So, more intelligent children are more likely to grow up to go against their natural evolutionary tendency to believe in God, and they become atheists."

Young adults who identify themselves as "not at all religious" have an average IQ of 103 during adolescence, while those who identify themselves as "very religious" have an average IQ of 97 during adolescence.

In addition, humans have always been mildly polygynous in evolutionary history. Men in polygynous marriages were not expected to be sexually exclusive to one mate, whereas men in monogamous marriages were. In sharp contrast, whether they are in a monogamous or polygynous marriage, women were always expected to be sexually exclusive to one mate. So being sexually exclusive is evolutionarily novel for men, but not for women. And the theory predicts that more intelligent men are more likely to value sexual exclusivity than less intelligent men, but general intelligence makes no difference for women's value on sexual exclusivity. Kanazawa's analysis of Add Health data supports these sex-specific predictions as well.

One intriguing but theoretically predicted finding of the study is that more intelligent people are no more or no less likely to value such evolutionarily familiar entities as marriage, family, children, and friends.
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 25th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #2
aber61
Senior Member
 
aber61's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-22-08
Location: Commerce Twp. Michigan
Posts: 6,269
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

Its not your fault you believe this garbage, your just ignorant and don't know the truth. so we can't blam you for not knowing.
Carry on
aber61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 06:27 PM   #3
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aber61 View Post
Its not your fault you believe this garbage, your just ignorant and don't know the truth. so we can't blam you for not knowing.
Carry on
Well, since you christians and don't believe that any information obtained from the internet or other silly sources like, say, the Merriam Webster dictionary, how would you define the word "truth". Please, educate us as to the correct definition of the word "truth".
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #4
FORD FLARESIDE
Hockey, it is what it is!
 
FORD FLARESIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-09-06
Location: Comstock Park
Posts: 22,319
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

I'm curious, do you wheel?
FORD FLARESIDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #5
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FORD FLARESIDE View Post
I'm curious, do you wheel?
Yeah, I just answered that on another thread. I have a 2004 Rubicon, hard & soft tops, 3" Black Diamond lift, 33" BFG Mud Terrains, ARB Bull front bumper with Warn 9500 winch and 10k no-load, Warn Rock Crawler rear bumper with swingaway tire carrier with matching tire/rim, Banks CAI, Borla SS catback, various lights and other aftermarket crap, etc., and I take it off road every chance I get.

I'm also gainfully employed with a household income over $150k and a homeowner in an upper middle class neighborhood.

I'm an accomplished photographer specialising in female models. You can see my work here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/thetasteoflight

I have 2 grown kids and 3 grandsons, 2 of which are champion wrestlers and good students.

Our oldest daughter is a nurse in a cardiac unit and is returning to school to get an advanced degree. She and her husband just bought their second home.

I throw great parties that people look forward to every year and I can shake a MEAN martini.

Anything else you want to know?
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #6
FORD FLARESIDE
Hockey, it is what it is!
 
FORD FLARESIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-09-06
Location: Comstock Park
Posts: 22,319
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AGoodBuzz View Post
Yeah, I just answered that on another thread. I have a 2004 Rubicon, hard & soft tops, 3" Black Diamond lift, 33" BFG Mud Terrains, ARB Bull front bumper with Warn 9500 winch and 10k no-load, Warn Rock Crawler rear bumper with swingaway tire carrier with matching tire/rim, Banks CAI, Borla SS catback, various lights and other aftermarket crap, etc., and I take it off road every chance I get.

I'm also gainfully employed with a household income over $150k and a homeowner in an upper middle class neighborhood.

I'm an accomplished photographer specialising in female models. You can see my work here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/thetasteoflight

I have 2 grown kids and 3 grandsons, 2 of which are champion wrestlers and good students.

Our oldest daughter is a nurse in a cardiac unit and is returning to school to get an advanced degree. She and her husband just bought their second home.

I wear a size 12E shoe and my dick is over 7".

Anything else you want to know?

Nope, just had a simple question................and your arrogance answered. Have a Nice Day
FORD FLARESIDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #7
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FORD FLARESIDE View Post
Nope, just had a simple question................and your arrogance answered. Have a Nice Day
Yeah... Heh heh. Okay. But it was actually sarcasm. As far as arrogance goes, if you want to call someone that is proud of where they are in life "arrogant", that's your right, but according to Merriam Webster:

Main Entry: ar·ro·gant
Pronunciation: \-gənt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin arrogant-, arrogans, present participle of arrogare
Date: 14th century
1 : exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner

I may be overbearing, but I'm not exaggerating, so it's half right.

Oh, and I really don't care who likes me and who doesn't. Not at all. The people that do are people I respect. Those that don't I have no idea. But I'm not going to sweat not being liked by everyone. I do believe, however, that if you came to one of my parties we would probably find things about each other we like, and catch A Good Buzz in the process.

You have a nice day too bro.
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #8
Mr Toes - R.I.P.
November 7, 1958 - July 22, 2011
 
Mr Toes - R.I.P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-29-07
Location: Belleville Mi
Posts: 4,727
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AGoodBuzz View Post
Yeah... Heh heh. Okay. But it was actually sarcasm. As far as arrogance goes, if you want to call someone that is proud of where they are in life "arrogant", that's your right, but according to Merriam Webster:

Main Entry: ar·ro·gant
Pronunciation: \-gənt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin arrogant-, arrogans, present participle of arrogare
Date: 14th century
1 : exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner

I may be overbearing, but I'm not exaggerating, so it's half right.

Oh, and I really don't care who likes me and who doesn't. Not at all. The people that do are people I respect. Those that don't I have no idea. But I'm not going to sweat not being liked by everyone. I do believe, however, that if you came to one of my parties we would probably find things about each other we like, and catch A Good Buzz in the process.

You have a nice day too bro.

Your on a roll tonight, where do the boys wrestle?
Mr Toes - R.I.P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 09:04 PM   #9
Grassman
RFK
 
Grassman's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-10-08
Location: Belmont, Mi
Posts: 19,095
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FORD FLARESIDE View Post
I'm curious, do you wheel? and of so, whay kind of a rig do you have?
what do you make per year? what kind of house do you have?

what do you do for a living, and do you have a website?

do you have kids? grandkids? what do they do? are you proud of them?

do people like you? do you host parties? what is your specialty as far as drinks go?
Quote:
Originally Posted by AGoodBuzz View Post
Yeah, I just answered that on another thread. I have a 2004 Rubicon, hard & soft tops, 3" Black Diamond lift, 33" BFG Mud Terrains, ARB Bull front bumper with Warn 9500 winch and 10k no-load, Warn Rock Crawler rear bumper with swingaway tire carrier with matching tire/rim, Banks CAI, Borla SS catback, various lights and other aftermarket crap, etc., and I take it off road every chance I get.

I'm also gainfully employed with a household income over $150k and a homeowner in an upper middle class neighborhood.

I'm an accomplished photographer specialising in female models. You can see my work here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/thetasteoflight

I have 2 grown kids and 3 grandsons, 2 of which are champion wrestlers and good students.

Our oldest daughter is a nurse in a cardiac unit and is returning to school to get an advanced degree. She and her husband just bought their second home.

I throw great parties that people look forward to every year and I can shake a MEAN martini.

Anything else you want to know?
now you dont sound like a pampas ass
Grassman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #10
Nuggets
I fix stuff!
 
Nuggets's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-15-06
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 13,456
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AGoodBuzz View Post
Yeah, I just answered that on another thread. I have a 2004 Rubicon, hard & soft tops, 3" Black Diamond lift, 33" BFG Mud Terrains, ARB Bull front bumper with Warn 9500 winch and 10k no-load, Warn Rock Crawler rear bumper with swingaway tire carrier with matching tire/rim, Banks CAI, Borla SS catback, various lights and other aftermarket crap, etc., and I take it off road every chance I get.

I'm also gainfully employed with a household income over $150k and a homeowner in an upper middle class neighborhood.

I'm an accomplished photographer specialising in female models. You can see my work here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/thetasteoflight

I have 2 grown kids and 3 grandsons, 2 of which are champion wrestlers and good students.

Our oldest daughter is a nurse in a cardiac unit and is returning to school to get an advanced degree. She and her husband just bought their second home.

I throw great parties that people look forward to every year and I can shake a MEAN martini.

Anything else you want to know?
Yes, if you are so smart and you make so much money, why do you troll around here? Tired of the people at the Mensa forum flaming you?
Nuggets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #11
FORD FLARESIDE
Hockey, it is what it is!
 
FORD FLARESIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-09-06
Location: Comstock Park
Posts: 22,319
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grassman View Post
now you dont sound like a pampas ass
WTH..............remind me to kick your @$$ the next time I see you.

I can get myself in enough trouble on my own.

Puff, Puff, Pass, Grassman.
FORD FLARESIDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #12
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuggets View Post
Yes, if you are so smart and you make so much money, why do you troll around here? Tired of the people at the Mensa forum flaming you?


Honestly? Well...

1. In spite of our differences I think you guys are pretty cool. Wrong on EVERYTHING. But cool.
2. I like wheeling. My Jeep is the biggest piece of shit wheeler I've ever owned, but I like wheeling (I'll never buy another Jeep).
3. I enjoy a spirited fight, and you guys fight with gusto. The "intellectual" sites are a bunch of sensitive sissy boys. Okay, they're smarter and better informed than me and tear my ass aprat in an argument, but why can't they get pissed once in while???
4. Because regardless of how far I've come in my life I never forget where I came from. I got here by mopping floors and cleaning toilets and doing shit work for shit pay. I'm no prima donna. I'm no rich boy. I'm not ivy league. And I'll scrub floors any day if that's what I have to do to take care of my obligations.

Yeah, I'm a pompous ass. I walk proud. I talk proud. I am proud. I've earned all the praise I give myself, and I unabashadly give it too. Hate me for loving myself, I don't give a crap, but if you spent any time with me you might find things about me you like too, as I know I would with you.

Now back to our regularly scheduled drinking.... *hic*

Oh, I should add that I work in corporate America. Worked my ass off to get there. Now I'm miserable because I'm surrounded by ivy league sissy boys. I wish I was back in construction or a machine shop where we did real work.
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #13
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FORD FLARESIDE View Post

Puff, Puff, Pass, Grassman.
Heh heh... We're leaving for Jamaica on the 7th. Yah mon!!
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #14
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grassman View Post
now you dont sound like a pampas ass
Oh, I AM pompous. VERY pompous. But thanks for the effort.
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #15
MISHOWJEEPER
NSFW
 
MISHOWJEEPER's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-06-07
Location: Lapeer MI
Posts: 2,239
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AGoodBuzz View Post
Yeah... Heh heh. Okay. But it was actually sarcasm. As far as arrogance goes, if you want to call someone that is proud of where they are in life "arrogant", that's your right, but according to Merriam Webster:

Main Entry: ar·ro·gant
Pronunciation: \-gənt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin arrogant-, arrogans, present participle of arrogare
Date: 14th century
1 : exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner

I may be overbearing, but I'm not exaggerating, so it's half right.

Oh, and I really don't care who likes me and who doesn't. Not at all. The people that do are people I respect. Those that don't I have no idea. But I'm not going to sweat not being liked by everyone. I do believe, however, that if you came to one of my parties we would probably find things about each other we like, and catch A Good Buzz in the process.

You have a nice day too bro.
I'll withhold my Judgement of you until you tell us if you wrench on your own rig or pay people to do it like CC
MISHOWJEEPER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #16
Nuggets
I fix stuff!
 
Nuggets's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-15-06
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 13,456
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MISHOWJEEPER View Post
I'll withhold my Judgement of you until you tell us if you wrench on your own rig or pay people to do it like CC
I wish I could afford to have people fix my stuff. I wouldn't touch anything.
Nuggets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:37 PM   #17
Grassman
RFK
 
Grassman's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-10-08
Location: Belmont, Mi
Posts: 19,095
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Default

maybe you should take pictures of female models, i hear it pays good
Grassman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #18
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MISHOWJEEPER View Post
I'll withhold my Judgement of you until you tell us if you wrench on your own rig or pay people to do it like CC
I have always done my own wrenching all my life because I couldn't afford anything else and had to learn the hard way. Lately though I have had the luxury of wasting HUGE sums of money to have someone do what I could have done, only to find out they did it wrong, so take that for what you will.

I was in construction, all phases, residential and commercial for 10 years. I do plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc etc. Then I left the industry when the bottom fell out and mopped floors and cleaned a machine shop until I proved that I had a good mechanical head on my shoulders and moved in to maintenance. I maintained 28 CNC machining centers, R&D dep't (Bridgeports with DRO's) and engine lathes, and all fluids and waste stream management in a 50,000 sq. ft. 24/7 precision production environment. Self taught most of it by bringing the manuals home and reading up. Now I manage large commercial buildings.

BUt all that said, I'm still a pompous asshole.
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #19
AGoodBuzz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuggets View Post
I wish I could afford to have people fix my stuff. I wouldn't touch anything.
Don't waste your money.
AGoodBuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:40 PM   #20
steveo
In the band!
 
Join Date: 03-30-07
Location: montana/wyoming
Posts: 20,293
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

AGB is a cockswizzler.
steveo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > Politics, Government, or Religion Chat

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.42641 seconds with 80 queries