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Fitting data to theory: The contribution of a comparative perspective

  • Steve Stewart-Williams (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2005

In this commentary, I consider Schmitt's cross-cultural investigation of sociosexuality from a comparative perspective. I argue that such a perspective lends support to an evolutionary explanation of a number of Schmitt's findings, including universal sex differences in sociosexuality and the sensitivity of mating behavior to contextual variables such as sex ratio.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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