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Attachment, reproduction, and life history trade-offs: A broader view of human mating

  • Lane Beckes (a1) and Jeffry A. Simpson (a1)

In this commentary, we attempt to broaden thinking and dialogue about how our ancestral past might have affected attachment and reproductive strategies. We highlight the theoretical benefits of formulating specific predictions of how different sources of stress might impact attachment and reproductive strategies differently, and we integrate some of these ideas with another recent evolutionary model of human mating.

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S. W. Gangestad & J. A Simpson . (1990) Towards an evolutionary history of female sociosexual variation. Journal of Personality 58:6996.

D. P Schmitt . (2005b) Sociosexuality from Argentina to Zimbabwe: A 48-nation study of sex, culture, and strategies of human mating. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28:247–75; discussion 275–311.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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