Title

Differential parental investment

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2017

Abstract

Differences in minimum obligatory parental investment contributed by men and women lead the sexes to diverge in their sexual strategies and affective experiences, although under certain conditions, men’s mating preferences converge with women’s. This chapter first describes necessary or obligatory parental investment, examines the origins of sex differences in obligatory parental investment, describes examples of such differences across a range of species, and highlights the consequences of these differences in terms of human sexual strategies, conflicts, and affective experiences.

Discipline

Gender and Sexuality | Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science

Editor

T. K. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford

ISBN

9783319169996

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1898-1

Publisher

Springer

City or Country

Cham

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1898-1

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