Is Infidelity In Our DNA?

Why do we cheat?

Undoubtedly, there are many possible reasons. For example, sometimes people commit infidelity because they are in unhappy or dysfunctional relationships. Other times, it's because people are going through a mid-life crisis or because they're simply looking for a thrill. However, some scientists have argued that yet another potential reason some people might cheat is because they have a predisposition to infidelity in their genes.

In the Big Think video below, Dr. Helen Fisher explores some of the research supporting this idea. She also speculates on some of the reasons why humans might have evolved a predisposition to cheating in the first place. Check out the video below to learn more.

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