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Physical cues of partner quality.

Stephen, I. and Luoto, S., 2023. Physical cues of partner quality. In: Mogilski, J. K. and Shackelford, T. K., eds. The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Romantic Relationships. Kettering: Oxford University Press, 42-73.

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DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197524718.013.2


Evolutionary social science is having a renaissance. This volume showcases the empirical and theoretical advancements produced by the evolutionary study of romantic relationships. The editors assembled an international collection of contributors to trace how evolved psychological mechanisms shape strategic computation and behavior across the life span of a romantic partnership. Each chapter provides an overview of historic and contemporary research on the psychological mechanisms and processes underlying the initiation, maintenance, and dissolution of romantic relationships. Contributors discuss popular and cutting-edge methods for data analysis and theory development, critically analyze the state of evolutionary relationship science, and provide discerning recommendations for future research. The handbook integrates a broad range of topics (e.g., partner preference and selection, competition and conflict, jealousy and mate guarding, parenting, partner loss and divorce, and post-relationship affiliation) that are discussed alongside major sources of strategic variation in mating behavior, such as sex and gender diversity, developmental life history, neuroendocrine processes, technological advancement, and culture. Its content promises to enrich students’ and established researchers’ views on the current state of the discipline and should challenge a diverse cross-section of relationship scholars and clinicians to incorporate evolutionary theorizing into their professional work.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:evolutionary psychology; mate choice
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ID Code:39380
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Deposited On:09 Feb 2024 11:04
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