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Has anyone formally tested Josh Pellicer's theory on human sexual behavior?

Bottom line: No, Josh Pellicer's work is not based on science, not tested, nor peer-reviewed. However, I will qualify this statement slightly below. Many years ago, I listened to a few episodes of ...
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Is Jordan Peterson correct when he states that "as societies become more egalitarian, personality differences across genders maximize"?

Searching the first three pages of "personality gender egalitarianism" on Google Scholar, I found five studies on this topic. All of them support the view finding of increased gender ...
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Gender differences in IQ among undergraduate psychology students

I think what happens is that researchers often don't report on - or at least don't highlight - uninteresting results, partly because of the difficulty getting uninteresting results published. So ...
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Do men have a higher sex drive than women?

The most straight forward ways to quantify people's sex drive, and hence determine if there's any empirical /objective truth to this disparity, are to measure their self-reported interest in sex (...
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Are men subject to optimism bias when it comes to assessing their sexual/romantic appeal?

Short answer: Yes, but not really... Self-enhancement: Self-enhancement (sometimes referred to as positive illusions) refers to a general preference for positive self-views (in men and women alike). ...
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Do transgender people typically get tested for intersex conditions?

undergo testing for conditions like Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia or XXY? No. Chromosomal screening is not routinely done according to the recently released Australian guidelines. The issue is ...
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Why are trans-women more common than trans-men?

Short answer: It might be genetic. Human sexual behaviour, especially where stigma and taboos are involved, is notoriously difficult to study, so the real answer is that we just don't know. However, ...
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Why are trans-women more common than trans-men?

Exactly like you, I would like to begin by saying that I have no animosity nor prejudice against anyone. What I am saying below is not meant to be offensive to anyone, it is just an honest account of ...
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Gender differences in IQ among undergraduate psychology students

One meta-analysis of gender differences in cognitive abilities (verbal ability, quantitative ability, and visual–spatial ability): Results indicate that gender differences in all of these abilities ...
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What are the effects of casual sex on men versus women?

One factor that should be considered is the culture surrounding casual sex and the social judgments that men and women may experience as a result of casual sex. Conley, Ziegler, and Moors (2012) ...
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Psychological effects of statutory rape - differences by gender?

The following is a culmination of research I have conducted over a long time on the very subject. The term "statutory rape" This is a generic term and some consider it to include just victims under ...
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Are there innate differences between men's and women's behavior?

This is still a matter of fierce debate between the essentialist and cultural camps. There is little argument that gender differences are shaped by culture, but there is now a growing evidence ...
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Are there empirical studies showing that one sex is more sexually selective than the other?

As noted above, evolutionary theories suggest that (heterosexual) females should be more choosy than males, because they typically invest far more resources in raising offspring (men have enough time ...
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Do female victims of rape have an increased risk of becoming a sex offender?

Our social constructs play a big role in influencing how we respond. As with most common cognitive mechanisms - confluence of environmental triggers meet a biological predisposition. Regarding ...
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Why do men have greater variance than women in mental test scores?

I've heard two theories related to genetics. Mental traits are massively polygenic (many genes with tiny effects). Men (XY) do not have a duplicate X chromosome like women (XX), which means that ...
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Mental rotation test in a virtual environment

I found a fairly recent redo of the "classic" mental rotation by Foroughi et al (2015) which also reproduced the "classic" results (unlike the study in my question): Many studies have found gender ...
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Is multitasking a myth?

Here's the link to an interview to a Stanford researcher, Clifford Nass, where he answers questions about the topic. http://www.npr.org/2013/05/10/182861382/the-myth-of-multitasking Some links to ...
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What are the effects of casual sex on men versus women?

My point I find that it is fair to say men benefit from casual sex encounters more than women. Evidence In the Penguin publication the "Red Queen" by Matt Ridley, he writes: Throughout our ...
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Is touch sensitivity higher for females?

Short answer Females are more sensitive to some, but not all somatosensory stimuli. Males are either less sensitive, or as sensitive as females. Background A normative study by Blankenburg et al. (...
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Do women see the phallus with the same amount of sexual excitement as a man seeing breasts?

No, men and women process sexual stimuli differently. Put succinctly, men are aroused by seeing sexual things, but women typically are not. Women, by contract, are more aroused by sexual relationships,...
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Is there any difference in social status for gays and lesbians?

Well, I think one would have to make their own personal observation of this and do some research. From what I've seen, being gay as opposed to lesbian, malexmale femalexfemale respectively, it's more ...
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Is multitasking a myth?

I think we all multitask to some extent which is not just task switching. Such as while watching a movie, we watch the visual scene (containing multiple objects) , listen to the soundtrack (music + ...
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