Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, When I’m … 35?!
Canterbury University psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa lumps men of scientific brilliance and criminals in the same psychological boat, claiming that both dwindle in the creative stakes post-35 – typically sapped by marriage! Kanazawa gathered the ages of 280 scientists at the time of their major breakthroughs and discovered that – like criminals – most were at their productive peak during early adulthood. His theory? Men strive for success in order to attract marital partners – once a wife is snared, the drive to impress recedes. Kanazawa’s findings – which, incidentally, concur with his study of artistic geniuses – are to be published in the Journal of Research in Personality and New Scientist.