Sexual Selection and the Origins of Human Mating Systems

Bibliographic Collection: 
Anthropogeny, APE
Publication Type: Book
Authors: Dixson, A. F.
Year of Publication: 2009
Volume: Oxford Bio
Edition: 1st Ed.
Number of Pages: 216
Publisher: Oxford University Press
City: New York
Publication Language: eng
ISBN Number: 9780199559435
Keywords: Human behavior, Human evolution., Sex, Sexual selection in animals

Comparative analyses of the anatomy, reproductive physiology, and behaviour of extant primates and other mammals can offer important insights into the origins of human sexual behaviour, allowing us to reconstruct the origins of human mating systems, the evolution of sexual attractiveness, patterns of mate choice, and copulatory behaviour. Sexual Selection and the Origins of Human Mating Systems provides a modern synthesis of research on the evolution of human mating systems, bringing together work on reproductive physiology, behavioural biology, anthropology, primatology, palaeontology, evolutionary psychology, and sexological research. The approach taken is genuinely cross-disciplinary in scope, and provides a fascinating account of the effects of sexual selection upon human evolution in the light of the latest advances in the field.

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