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Evolutionary psychology, demography, and driver safety research: a theoretical synthesis

David L Wiesenthal and Deanna M Singhal

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that young men are particularly prone to risk-taking in the formation of dominance hierarchies, which arise in an effort to secure resources to attract and keep ... More


Infant Feeding Practices: Rates, Risks of Not Breastfeeding, and Factors Influencing Breastfeeding

Zaharah Sulaiman, Lisa H. Amir, and Pranee Liamputtong

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In the past, feeding newborn mammals with breast milk was never a choice but rather a natural way of feeding. Without the influence of culture and beliefs, babies would naturally continue to ... More


High stakes and low risks: Women and aggression

in A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199609543
eISBN:
9780191747717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609543.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Aggression is a high-risk strategy for women because infant mortality is more closely connected to a mother’s death rather than a father’s. Evolutionary pressures for women to stay alive and avoid ... More


A New View of Evolutionary Psychology Using Women’s Priorities and Motivations

Tami Meredith

in Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

While the behavioral sex differences that are documented in evolutionary psychology are informative, they are incomplete and often do not account for underlying factors. When motivations and ... More


Caring for Strangers: Examples of Caring and Nurturance

Ofra Mayseless

in The Caring Motivation: An Integrated Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199913619
eISBN:
9780190299002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913619.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter discusses caring for strangers and presents several noteworthy examples of caring and nurturance. These include volunteering, money donations, and mentoring of youth at risk and ... More


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