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Fewer cousins marrying in Bradford's Pakistani community. Sue Mitchell covers new research based on the Born in Bradford study of predominantly Pakistani mothers living in Bradford. She reports that between 2007–10 and 2016–19, the percentage of Pakistani mothers who married their first cousin decreased from 62% to 46%. Among those born in the UK, the decrease was even steeper – from 60% to 36%.
Competitiveness, risk taking, and violence: the young male syndrome. In a classic article from 1985, Margo Wilson and Martin Daly argue that homicide should be disproportionately committed by young men, since they evolved to compete for access to females. They also argue that those whose present circumstances are associated with reproductive failure should be most likely to commit homicide. Data from Detroit support their arguments.
Wisdom and Aging. Judith Glück reviews the literature relating to wisdom and age. She finds that the exact relationship varies depending on the measure of wisdom. Measures that focus on self-transcendence increase monotonically with age, whereas those that focus on complex thinking are negatively or non-linearly related to age. In general, relationships between wisdom and age are relatively weak.