All in Alpha/Beta
Thanks to Ragnar, Jake, Matt and Doc for inviting me to their show. Below you can find the links to specific areas within the conversation.
A few weeks ago we posted r/K Selection Matrix and the Alpha vs Beta Male discussing how our sexual selection bias affects our view of what constitutes an Alpha or Beta male. Now it's time to do the same for females. It's very important that you first read the previously mentioned post to get some background information, especially on r/K selection theory.
A three part discussion about gender relations, gender roles, dating and marriage, r/K selection theory, and much more.
The subject of Alpha vs Beta male is heated, often contradictory. Some people love the concept, others completely reject it. Still, it has a strong cultural appeal.
The origins of the Alpha/Beta discussion stem from now-discredited studies of wolves in captivity. Nevertheless, this doesn't diminish the usefulness and popularity of using these terms to describe different types of people with different mindsets and behaviors. The concept or model has resonated with many people because they see it as having the power to quickly communicate important ideas in an easy to understand way.