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By Robert Kastenbaum

Robert Kastenbaum, author of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Death, has now accumulated and edited a resource of trustworthy details on grownup improvement that's available to the final reader, useable by way of execs, and ideal in the event you are easily searching. This paintings is an interesting and hugely informative examine the milestones and ordeals, the major concerns, and the worries of yank adults. The ebook expands our knowing of maturity via one zero five articles written by means of greater than 70 contributing experts from the fields of psychology, anthropology, faith, and sociology.

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For the most part, these are families with both parents employed by the government. They have steady if not lucrative positions and adequate health benefits and pensions. Because of racial discrimination and housing barriers, however, many do not live in areas that provide the best schooling opportunities. Furthermore, since both salaries are needed for day-to-day survival, little can be saved for the future or for college education. Cutbacks in college loan programs hurt them much more than whites of comparable incomes since the latter group has greater personal and family assets.

Implications of These Findings The findings on sex differences in age preferences are part of a larger body of evidence suggesting that some features of “human nature” are the result of biological influences rooted in the evolutionary past. Researchers have uncovered cross-cultural universals in subtle flirtation gestures (EiblEibesfeldt, 1975), in emotional expressions (Ekman & Friesen, 1971), in homicide patterns (Daly & Wilson, 1988), and in various aspects of human mating arrangements (Daly & Wilson, 1983).

C. ) Keefe, 1992). More recently, anthropologists have uncovered the same pattern in traditional African cultures (Broude, 1992; Harpending, 1992). Thus, the sex difference in mate preference across the lifespan appears to be a universal feature of human societies. Implications of These Findings The findings on sex differences in age preferences are part of a larger body of evidence suggesting that some features of “human nature” are the result of biological influences rooted in the evolutionary past.

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