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Less Food, Less Sex, Live Longer?

Stephen J. Simpson and David Raubenheimer

in The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145655
eISBN:
9781400842803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145655.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the relationships between nutrition, life span, and sex. It considers the view that dietary restriction without severe malnutrition prolongs life. It is generally believed that ... More


Does impressive progress on understanding mechanisms advance life history theory?

Stephen C. Stearns

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter attempts in two ways to summarize this book. The first attempt assesses the progress reported here on intraorganismal mechanisms of all sorts that mediate life history evolution broadly ... More


What mechanistic insights can or cannot contribute to life history evolution: An exchange between Stearns, Heyland, and Flatt

Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland, and Stephen C. Stearns

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

When discussing Chapter 27 and the rationale of this book, it was realized that there were differences expressed here regarding the contribution mechanistic insights can make to life history ... More


Bridging the Gap Between Modern Evolutionary Psychology and the Study of Individual Differences

Lars Penke

in The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195372090
eISBN:
9780199893485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372090.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores how individual differences can be better integrated into modern evolutionary psychology. It first introduces life history theory as arguably the most important evolutionary ... More


Life history tradeoffs and the evolutionary biology of aging

Robert L. Perlman

in Evolution and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199661718
eISBN:
9780191774720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661718.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Evolutionary life history theory provides a framework for understanding the human life cycle. Life history theory is based on the idea that organisms have limited amounts of nutrients and other ... More


Life-history patterns

Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs

in An Introduction to Ecological Genomics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199594689
eISBN:
9780191774812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594689.003.0153
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with an account of the core of life-history theory, which attempts to explain the diversity of life-histories in nature from the action of natural selection on heritable traits ... More


Consumer Behavior Across the Life Span: A Life History Theory Perspective

Mittal Chiraag, Griskevicius Vladas, and J. Ellis Bruce

in The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027670
eISBN:
9780262325387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027670.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Life history theory is a framework for examining how, why, and when organisms across species allocate limited resources to maximize evolutionary fitness. From a life history perspective, the ... More


Evolution and Medicine

Robert Perlman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199661718
eISBN:
9780191774720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661718.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book provides an introduction to the new field of evolutionary medicine. Evolutionary concepts help explain why we remain vulnerable to disease, how pathogens and cancer cells evolve, and how ... More


Reframing Psychological Models of Moral Development

Dennis L. Krebs

in The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.003.0035
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explains how psychological accounts of the acquisition of morality can be reframed within an evolutionary framework in ways that integrate their insights and redress their limitations. ... More


Evolutionary Public Health: How Interventions may Benefit from Insights Generated by Life History Theory

Jonathan C. K. Wells

in Integrating Evolutionary Biology into Medical Education: for maternal and child healthcare students, clinicians, and scientists

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814153
eISBN:
9780191851803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814153.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

Public health efforts were evident in the ancient world, but first acquired a scientific basis in the nineteenth century. The potential for evolutionary theory to improve public health interventions ... More


Developmental Systems Theory as a Process Theory

Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz

in Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paul Griffiths and Russell D. Gray have argued that the fundamental unit of analysis in developmental systems theory should be a process—the life cycle—and not a set of developmental resources and ... More


Evolutionary Ecology of Parental Investment and Larval Diversity

Dustin Marshall, Justin McAlister, and Adam Reitzel (eds)

in Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198786962
eISBN:
9780191829086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786962.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Marine larvae vary enormously in the amount of care (be it in the form of energy or other costly caregiving that increases offspring fitness) they receive from their parents. In contrast to ... More


The Flourishing of Young Children: Evolutionary Baselines

Darcia Narvaez, Lee T. Gettler, Julia M. Braungart-Rieker, Laura E. Miller-Graff, and Paul D. Hastings

in Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family, and Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190237790
eISBN:
9780190237806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237790.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In light of an increasing understanding of human evolution and the dynamics of early life conditions, researchers are poised to make a renewed evaluation of how early life factors influence ... More


Us

H. Clark Barrett

in The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199348305
eISBN:
9780199348336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348305.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter addresses the topics of human nature and human uniqueness. It argues that it is a mistake to conceptualize human nature as solely consisting of what is unique to humans, as most features ... More


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