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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.
Chapter 29: Evolutionary Perspectives on Mate Preferences
After Anna Nicole Smith's untimely death in 2007, many media outlets revisited the headline-grabbing details of her short but highly sensationalized life. In addition to working as a model and actress, the voluptuous blonde captured the title of Playboy's “Playmate of the Year” in 1994. In 1996, she again attracted attention by marrying billionaire oil mogul J. Howard Marshall, a man more than 50 years her senior. Marshall expired the next year, setting the stage for a legal battle that reached the U.S. Supreme Court over his fortune. Although the love match doubtless fueled many ribald jokes, few people were actually bewildered as to why Marshall chose to marry a much younger, physically appealing woman such ...