Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Reproductive Behavior

Edited by Edited by Dori LeCroy and Peter Moller (Department of Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York)
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Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Reproductive Behavior

Published: April 2000

Volume 907

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A central aspect of human adaptation - reproductive behavior - is studied through the multiple lenses of philosophy, biology, psychology, and anthropology, all united by an evolutionary perspective. Although reproduction is an intrinsic mechanism of evolution, this colloquium shows that reproductive behaviors yield new significance for evolution theory when re-examined in a multidisciplinary setting. This volume focuses on explication of the adaptive, evolved nature of our own reproduction with topics such as: how mate choice shaped human nature; symmetry in mate selection; the evolution of moral dispositions; and the sexist order of the bonobos. This look at reproduction as a mechanism of human evolution reveals underlying physiologic mechanisms as well as comparative and interesting cross-cultural aspects that emerge from social sciences and anthropology.

This volume is out of print.