Female Infidelity and Paternal Uncertainty
Evolutionary Perspectives on Male Anti-cuckoldry Tactics
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Female Infidelity and Paternal Uncertainty by Steven M. Platek
Book DescriptionAlthough commonly believed that males are more promiscuous than females, new research has revealed that female infidelity is a common occurrence throughout the animal kingdom. Female Infidelity and Paternal Uncertainty is the first book to address how males deal with the consequences of female infidelity and the strategies they have evolved to try to avoid the possibility of raising an offspring they unknowingly did not sire. Each chapter deals with a specific evolved strategy developed to aid males in either limiting opportunities for their mate to be unfaithful or to 'correct' the by-products of infidelity should it occur. With sections including mate guarding, intra-vaginal tactics and paternity assessment, this book will appeal to researchers and graduate students in behavioral biology, evolutionary psychology, human sexuality, anthropology, sociology, reproductive health and medicine.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521845380
(247mm x 174mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steven M. Platek
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An essential primer presenting major topics of study undertaken by evolutionary cognitive neuroscientists.
Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience, Hardback (November 2006)
An essential reference for the new discipline of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience that defines the field's approach of applying evolutionary theory to guide brain-behavior investigations.
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How males deal with the consequences of raising a child they unknowingly did not sire.
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