Sexual selection under parental choice in agropastoral societies

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 31 Published In Pages: 39-47
By Apostolou, Menelaos


Previous studies have proposed a model of sexual selection that dictates that along with female and male choice, parental choice constitutes a significant sexual selection force in our species. This article aims at examining whether this model can also account for the mating patterns typical of agricultural and pastoral societies. The hypotheses are supported by the results presented.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)from the World Cultures 2006 CD

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