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Monogamy’s Boost to Human Evolution

Monogamy’s Boost to Human Evolution | cognition | Scoop.it
Fossil records suggest that by sticking around and protecting and feeding their offspring, early men paved the way for the growth of the human brain.

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New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory May Be Good for You: Scientific American

New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory May Be Good for You: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
What swinging couples and committed polyamorists can teach monogamists about love
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Take jealousy. If you ask most people how they'd feel if their partner had sex with or fell in love with someone else, the responses would be pretty negative: fear, anger, jealousy, rejection. Ask a polyamorous person the same question, and they're more likely to tell you they'd be thrilled. It's a concept called "compersion," which means the joy felt when a partner discovers love outside of you. It's similar to the feeling the typical person might get after finding out their best friend scored her dream job, Holmes said. But in this case, the happiness stems from a lover's external relationships.

That finding challenges much of what traditional psychological research has established about how jealousy works.

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