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  1. Severity of male ritual costs will be positively associated with polygyny (277).Power, Camilla - 'Beauty magic': Deceptive sexual signalling and the evolution of ritual, 1999 - 2 Variables

    The author attempts to evaluate a model adaptive ritual in a sample of sub-Saharan African groups in which ritual cosmetic decoration acts as a costly signal of coalition membership and sexual fitness. The prediction is that, according to sexual selection theory, male ritual signalling will be more extreme in societies with more inter-male competition, while severity of female ritual signalling will be associated with greater need to establish costs that protect against the danger of free riders. The prediction is supported by two tests which proxy inter-male competition by degree of polygny, and threat of free riders by population density.

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  2. A high level of female power within a marriage will negatively affect male sexual functioning (229).Gray, J. Patrick - The influence of female power in marriage on sexual behaviors and attitudes:..., 1984 - 2 Variables

    This article re-examines Abernethy's (1974) hypothesis that female power within a marriage negatively affects male sexual functioning. Results do not support this hypothesis.

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  3. Community size will be positively associated with costliness of male rites.Sosis, Richard - Scars for war: evaluating alternative signaling explanations for cross-cultu..., 2007 - 2 Variables

    This article uses signaling theory and tests for a relationship between costly male rites and frequency of warfare.

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  4. Socialization for cooperation will be positively associated with costliness of male rites.Sosis, Richard - Scars for war: evaluating alternative signaling explanations for cross-cultu..., 2007 - 2 Variables

    This article uses signaling theory and tests for a relationship between costly male rites and frequency of warfare.

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  5. Male participation in war will be positively associated with male glorification relative to females (42, 49).Hoy, Andrew R. - The relationship between male dominance and militarism: quantitative tests o..., 1994 - 3 Variables

    Theories about the relationship between warfare, militarism, male dominance and authoritarianism are tested.

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  6. Importance of male cooperative resource acquisition will be positively associated with the costliness of male rites.Sosis, Richard - Scars for war: evaluating alternative signaling explanations for cross-cultu..., 2007 - 2 Variables

    This article uses signaling theory and tests for a relationship between costly male rites and frequency of warfare.

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  7. Economic complexity, food surplus, social stratification, and political organization will be positively associated with levels of sexual dominance (679)Johnson, G. David - A cross-cultural test of Collins’ theory of sexual stratification, 1982 - 5 Variables

    This article tests Randall Collin's 1975 theory that political-economic factors, rather than family/kinship factors, predict the degree of sexual stratification in a given society. A multivariate model is tested and findings contradict the theory.

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  8. Marriage payments, patrilineal descent, patrilocal residence, extended family forms and importance of inheritance rules will be positively associated with sexual dominance (679)Johnson, G. David - A cross-cultural test of Collins’ theory of sexual stratification, 1982 - 6 Variables

    This article tests Randall Collin's 1975 theory that political-economic factors, rather than family/kinship factors, predict the degree of sexual stratification in a given society. A multivariate model is tested and findings contradict the theory.

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  9. Intensity of food sharing will be positively associated with costliness of male ritesSosis, Richard - Scars for war: evaluating alternative signaling explanations for cross-cultu..., 2007 - 2 Variables

    This article uses signaling theory and tests for a relationship between costly male rites and frequency of warfare.

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  10. Exogamy will be positively associated with cross-allegiance/ alliance between exogamous groups (262).Kang, Gay Elizabeth - The nature of exogamy in relation to cross-allegiance/alliance of social units, 1979 - 2 Variables

    This study tests a common theory that predicts a positive relationship between exogamy and cross-allegiances between social units. Results did not support this prediction. Cross-allegiances were only weakly related to cross-cousin marriage.

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