Farid Pazhoohi

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  • May 28, 2017
  • 08:39 AM
  • 795 views

How Men Age, a book review

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Nothing would be more interesting than reading a book on men aging by the author who is an expert on comparative male life histories. Richard G. Bribiescas is a Professor of Anthropology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, and has conducted research in evolutionary biology and endocrinology of human, as well as comparative studies […]... Read more »

Pazhoohi, F. (2017) Book Review: How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality. Frontiers in Psychology. info:/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00894

  • August 30, 2016
  • 06:48 PM
  • 608 views

How to Live a Life with More Positive Than Negative Feelings?

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Decision-making is the cognitive process of choosing a preferred option from among a set of options (Wilson and Keil 2001). Decision-making is present through every aspect of life, and making good decisions for every important occasion during lifetime is a human being’s constant endeavor (Garnham 2016). Historically, religion and philosophy have been the only domains […]... Read more »

  • May 24, 2016
  • 07:22 PM
  • 725 views

Does ecology affect human behavior? Book Review

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

In their book The Parasite-Stress Theory of Values and Sociality, Randy Thornhill, Distinguished Professor at The University of New Mexico, and Corey L. Fincher, Assistant Professor at University of Warwick, present a new interpretation of human values and cultural behaviors, on the basis of ecological variations in parasite-stress prevalence across and within nations. Before delineating […]... Read more »

Pazhoohi, F. (2016) The Parasite-Stress Theory of Values and Sociality, Infectious Disease, History and Human Values Worldwide (Book Review). Canadian Studies in Population, 43(1-2), 155-157. info:/

  • May 6, 2016
  • 11:04 AM
  • 605 views

Book Review: Curating Biocultural Collections

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Curating Biocultural Collections: A Handbook is edited by Margaret Jan Salick, Katie  Konchar, and Mark Nesbitt, and the volume’s contributors are practicing researchers and experts in biocultural curating. The editors of this volume argue that many specimen and biocultural collections—which are repositories for plants and animals used by people, products made from them, and the […]... Read more »

Farid Pazhoohi. (2016) Curating Biocultural Collections: A Handbook (Salick, Konchar and Nesbitt, eds.). Museum Anthropology Review, 10(2). info:/

  • April 29, 2016
  • 12:32 PM
  • 755 views

Cuckoldary is rare in humans!

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Human behavioral scientists argue that extra-pair copulation is adaptive in human females, as through extra-pair copulation, women can acquire good genes from other potential mates. This is suggested because it is found that women experience greater sexual attraction to particular extra-pair men, but not their own partners, during their highest peak of fertility (Gangestad & […]... Read more »

Gangestad, S., & Thornhill, R. (2008) Human oestrus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275(1638), 991-1000. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.1425  

Larmuseau MH, Matthijs K, & Wenseleers T. (2016) Cuckolded Fathers Rare in Human Populations. Trends in ecology , 31(5), 327-9. PMID: 27107336  

  • April 24, 2016
  • 12:47 PM
  • 730 views

Mate Retention Tactics Decline with Age of Men

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Physical attractiveness influences mate selection across cultures, and youthfulness of women is associated with their future reproductive value and fertility. Men attribute importance to youthful features in females such as large eyes, small nose, higher pitched voice, and full lips and perceive these neotenous features as attractive. More feminine women report more frequently being guarded […]... Read more »

Pazhoohi, F., Jahromi, A., & Doyle, J. (2016) Mate Retention Tactics Decline with Age of Iranian Men. Evolutionary Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1007/s40806-016-0046-8  

  • February 12, 2015
  • 05:28 AM
  • 278 views

Book Review: The Family: A World History

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Mary Jo Maynes, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, and Ann Waltner, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, briefly explore the notion of family across the ages in their concise book, The Family: A World History. Rather than tell the rise and fall of empires, […]... Read more »

Farid Pazhoohi. (2015) Mary Jo Maynes and Ann Waltner. 2012. The Family: A World History. World History Connected , 12(1). info:/

  • February 12, 2015
  • 05:16 AM
  • 981 views

How the brain got language: The mirror system hypothesis

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Language is a unique feature of human beings. In addition to having the ability to use language, humans can conjecture about language consciously and even create realistic constructed languages from scratch. In How the brain got language, Michael A. Arbib, whose work has been influential in shaping the field of computational neuroscience, addresses the title […]... Read more »

Farid Pazhoohi. (2014) How the brain got language: The mirror system hypothesis (review). The Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique , 59(3). info:/

  • October 5, 2014
  • 02:18 AM
  • 793 views

Book Review: Listen, Here is a Story: Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basin

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

When you look in the news for the Central African Republic you encounter stories about rebels, terror, civil war, murder, and bloodshed. But what are the other aspects of life in the region that no news agency covers? A journey to the center of the African rainforest reveals what happens and has been happening for […]... Read more »

Farid Pazhoohi. (2014) Book Review: Listen, Here is a Story: Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basin. African Studies Quarterly, 14(4), 97-98. info:/

  • October 5, 2014
  • 01:50 AM
  • 636 views

Book Review: Secret Chambers: The Insider Story of Cells and Complex Life

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

If Martin Brasier didn’t want to pick science as his occupation, certainly he should have chosen to be a novelist, instead! Professor Martin Brasier who is a palaeobiologist at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, in his book Secret Chambers: The Inside Story of Cells and Complex Life, takes us on a journey […]... Read more »

  • July 18, 2014
  • 04:06 AM
  • 680 views

Book Review: Visual Experience: Sensation, Cognition and Constancy

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Mankind has always been interested in the way people perceive the world and this has become one of its main concerns reflected in the fact that early explanations for visual perception date back to ancient Greece. Studies of visual perception were pursued merely in the field of philosophy until the 20th century, when psychologists, and […]... Read more »

  • July 18, 2014
  • 03:51 AM
  • 1,179 views

Cross-cultural variation in men’s preference for sexual dimorphism in women’s faces

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Both attractiveness judgements and mate preferences vary considerably cross-culturally. We investigated whether men’s preference for femininity in women’s faces varies between 28 countries with diverse health conditions by analysing responses of 1972 heterosexual participants. Although men in all countries preferred feminized over masculinized female faces, we found substantial differences between countries in the magnitude of […]... Read more »

Marcinkowska UM, Kozlov MV, Cai H, Contreras-Garduño J, Dixson BJ, Oana GA, Kaminski G, Li NP, Lyons MT, Onyishi IE.... (2014) Cross-cultural variation in men's preference for sexual dimorphism in women's faces. Biology letters, 10(4), 20130850. PMID: 24789138  

  • July 22, 2013
  • 05:21 AM
  • 862 views

Book Review: Language and Sexism

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

“Another book written by a woman!” What does this sentence convey to you? What is the first thought that flashes into your mind? My intention is to present a brilliant book written by an expert in her field. Did you have the same feeling or did you get the opposite impression? If you found some […]... Read more »

Pazhoohi, Farid. (2013) Book Review: Language and Sexism. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0261927X13481344  

  • July 18, 2013
  • 04:40 AM
  • 1,000 views

Proximate mechanism of post ejaculatory refractory period after orgasm

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Proximate mechanism of post-ejaculatory refractory period after orgasm and male’s need for separation from post-coital connection The exact underlying mechanism regulating the human post-ejaculatory refractory period is not yet known. The main finding of previous research has been an occurrence of surge-like increases in plasma prolactin and oxytocin levels immediately after orgasm. However, recent advances […]... Read more »

  • October 5, 2012
  • 05:58 AM
  • 1,093 views

Why do we play? And why it is sexy?!

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Question of the origin of play and playfulness has been one of concerns of Garry Chick, Professor at the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Penn State University. From an evolutionary perspective, Professor Chick has developed a theory in which he explains adult play and playfulness. It is now known why children and offspring [...]... Read more »

Garry Chick, Careen Yarnal, and Andrew Purrington. (2012) Play and Mate Preference Testing the Signal Theory of Adult Playfulness. American Journal of Play, 4(4). info:/

  • October 5, 2012
  • 05:58 AM
  • 527 views

Why do we play? And why it is attractive?!

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Question of the origin of play and playfulness has been one concern of Garry Chick, Professor at the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Penn State University. From an evolutionary perspective, Professor Chick has developed a theory in which he explains adult play and playfulness. It is now known why children and offspring play […]... Read more »

Garry Chick, Careen Yarnal, and Andrew Purrington. (2012) Play and Mate Preference Testing the Signal Theory of Adult Playfulness. American Journal of Play, 4(4). info:/

  • October 3, 2012
  • 11:02 AM
  • 1,049 views

Prestigious clothing increases your height!

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Do you want to seem taller? Our study shows that your prestigious clothing affects perception of height, at least for the children. Height is a biological factor that can affect how others perceive and behave toward an individual. Clothing, as a  non-biological factor, can affect these perceptions of height. In this study we investigated the [...]... Read more »

Mahmoud Rashidi, Katayoun Keshtkaran, Sahar Zabihidan, Masoud Hosseinchari, and Farid Pazhoohi. (2012) Effect of Different Professions’ Clothing on Children’s Height Perception. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 15(3). info:/http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rev_SJOP.2012.v15.n3.39394

  • October 3, 2012
  • 06:43 AM
  • 1,132 views

Does attractiveness predict reproductive success?

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Thanks to the scientific investigations, now we know physical attractiveness would boost one’s social and sexual success. Attractive females would have more chances of being hired, and having attract/sustain men with more resources. It is hypothesized that female physical attractiveness is the signal for her fertility; i.e. men prefer attractive women because they are more [...]... Read more »

  • June 5, 2012
  • 02:58 AM
  • 1,067 views

How does your body affect your feelings of efficacy and esteem?

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Waist-to-chest (WCR) and waist-to-shoulder (WSR) ratios are good predictors of male physical attractiveness and women have been shown to prefer higher waist-to-hip ratios (WHR) in men. This study addresses relationships between men’s body shapes and their feelings about appearance, weight and how others perceive them. The experimental results reported here demonstrate relationships between Iranian men’s shoulder-to-hip ratio (SHR) and WHR on self-reported body esteem and self-efficacy. Incre........ Read more »

Pazhoohi, F., Hosseinchari, M., and Doyle J. F. (2012) Iranian men’s waist-to-hip ratios, shoulder-to-hip ratios, body esteem and self-efficacy. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 10(2), 61-67. info:/10.1556/JEP.10.2012.2.2

  • June 2, 2012
  • 02:23 AM
  • 1,092 views

Is that a male or a female?

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

How accurate is our perception of body forms? How do we identify the gender of a body? Do we have any cue?
In our recent paper, we showed that men and women accurately identify the genders on the basis of the waist to hip ratio. It is shown that as the waist to hip ratio increased, the frequency of “male” identifications increased and as this ratio decreased, the frequency of “female” identifications increased.
For more discussion, check the paper out.
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Pazhoohi, F., . (2012) Identifying feminine and masculine ranges for Waist-to-Hip ratio. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(2), 227-232. info:/

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