Studies vary about why people have affairs. Some say it’s the high from lying and hiding, some say it’s purely about opportunity. But there are as many reasons to cheat as there are people. So what can we do to stop infidelity?
The Independent invited me to contribute an article on the Science and History of Monogamy and Why People Cheat. That article is available here on Independent.co.uk
A snippet for your enjoyment:
Studies vary about why people cheat. Some say it’s a high from the dopamine that is released from lying and hiding. Some say it’s purely the opportunity. But there are as many reasons to cheat as there are people.
There are, however, no studies that truly prove that we as mammals are naturally monogamous or non-monogamous. We can look at our history as primates either way to justify our behavior. Do we have the capacity to mate with people outside of our primary partnership, because at heart we are just animals? Sure. Do we have the capacity to make higher functioning decisions because our brains have evolved since the time we lived in caves? You better believe it.
Read the full article here on Independent.co.uk
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