The Evolution of Sexuality

The Evolution of Sexuality

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ISBN-13: 9783319346939
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Series: Evolutionary Psychology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Todd K. Shackelfordreceived his Ph.D. in evolutionary psychology in 1997 from the University of Texas–Austin, his M.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1995, and his B.A. in psychology from the University of New Mexico in 1993. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Oakland University (http://www.oakland.edu/psychology) in Rochester, Michigan, where he is Co-Director of the Evolutionary Psychology Lab (www.ToddKShackelford.com). He led the founding of new Ph.D. and M.S. programs (http://www.oakland.edu/psychology/grad/), which launched in 2012. Shackelford has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has edited 10 volumes, and his work has been cited over 7,500 times. Much of Shackelford’s research addresses sexual conflict between men and women, with a special focus on testing hypotheses derived from sperm competition theory. Since 2006, Shackelford has served as editor ofEvolutionary Psychology(www.epjournal.net).

Ranald D. Hansenis a Professor of Psychology at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He also serves as the CEO of Innovation Emporium, Inc., a company focused on knowledge management, creating sustainable industry-university partnerships, and educational environment optimization.His research in cognitive science and psychophysiology has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.A significant portion of this work was directed toward developing a model derived from an evolutionary science perspective for integrating emotive and cognitive processes.In the past decade he has participated in creating multiple regional innovation drivers, including technology accelerators and innovation zones.

Table of Contents

Sexual conflict and evolutionary psychology: towards a unified framework.- Darwinian literary analyses of sexuality.- Assortative mating, class, and caste.- Do men and women perform oral sex as mate retention behavior?.- The French connection:Parent-offspring conflict and the English Revolution.- An evolutionary functional analysis of the hormonal predictors of women’s sexual motivation.- Evolutionary science of female orgasm.- The functional design and phylogeny of women’s sexuality.- Transgendered male androphilia in the human ancestral environment.- Two behavioral hypotheses for the evolution of male homosexuality in humans.- The evolution of culturally- variable sex differences: Men and women are not always different, but when they are…it appears not to result from patriarchy or sex role socialization.- Sperm competition and the evolution of human sexuality. variable sex differences: Men and women are not always different, but when they are…it appears not to result from patriarchy or sex role socialization.- Sperm competition and the evolution of human sexuality.

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