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Sexual behaviour, reward, and brain function; sexual selection of behaviour

Edmund T. Rolls

in Emotion Explained

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198570035
eISBN:
9780191693793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570035.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter explains evolutionary biology and some of the evolutionary factors that influence sexual behaviour. Pair-bonding, parental attachment, and sperm competition are covered. Sexual selection ... More


Now or Later: Peripartum Shifts in Female Sociosexuality

Michelle J. Escasa-Dorne, Sharon M. Young, and Peter B. Gray

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/9780199892747.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

One of the fundamental life history trade-offs females face is between current and future reproduction. Once conception has occurred, and continuing postpartum, females allocate more effort toward ... More


Monogamous Brains and Alternative Tactics: Neuronal V1aR, Space Use, and Sexual Infidelity among Male Prairie Voles

Steven M. Phelps and Alexander G. Ophir (eds)

in Cognitive Ecology II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226169354
eISBN:
9780226169378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169378.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter focuses on male sexual behavior within a unique mammalian model that relies on natural variation in the mating systems of voles of the genus Microtus. The authors use their thorough ... More


Attachment Theory and Caregiving

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/9780199913619.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reviews the viewpoint of attachment theory on caregiving. It presents the concept of the behavioral system of caregiving and the study of parenting representations as a significant ... More


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