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Attachment strategies across sex, ontogeny, and relationship type

  • Cari D. Goetz (a1), Carin Perilloux (a1) and David M. Buss (a1)
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We propose that middle childhood female ambivalent attachment, given the adaptive problem of uncertainty of future investment, is designed to evoke immediate investment from current caregivers, rather than new investment sources. We suggest greater specificity of strategic attachment solutions to adaptive problems that differ by sex, time, and relationship type.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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