Americans, Like Ancient Humans, Prefer Taller Leaders

Americans, Like Ancient Humans, Prefer Taller Leaders

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“In evolutionary times, when people traveled in small groups and people competed for resources, the argument was that, when the leader of the other group was a big guy, the feeling of the group was, ‘Hey, maybe we don’t want to compete with these people for resources,'” Texas Tech University political science professor Gregg R. Murray told Reuters. He said that even though this is an “irrational response” for 21st-century leadership selection, there is a “vestige of evolutionary history” involved in political decisions.

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