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Ontogeny of prosocial behavior across diverse societies
Humans are an exceptionally cooperative species, but there is substantial variation in the extent of cooperation across societies. Understanding the sources of this variability may provide insightsExpand
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Female choice and extra-pair paternity in a traditional human population
  • B. Scelza
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biology Letters
  • 23 December 2011
Seeking out extra-pair paternity (EPP) is a viable reproductive strategy for females in many pair-bonded species. Across human societies, women commonly engage in extra-marital affairs, suggestingExpand
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Fathers' Presence Speeds the Social and Reproductive Careers of Sons
  • B. Scelza
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • 1 April 2010
To date, the great majority of human paternal investment studies have focused on the effects that men have on their preadolescent children, mainly in terms of child care and provisioning. TheseExpand
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Small-scale societies exhibit fundamental variation in the role of intentions in moral judgment
Significance It is widely considered a universal feature of human moral psychology that reasons for actions are taken into account in most moral judgments. However, most evidence for this moralExpand
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Female Mobility and Postmarital Kin Access in a Patrilocal Society
  • B. Scelza
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human nature
  • 19 November 2011
Across a wide variety of cultural settings, kin have been shown to play an important role in promoting women’s reproductive success. Patrilocal postmarital residence is a potential hindrance toExpand
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The grandmaternal niche: Critical caretaking among Martu Aborigines
  • B. Scelza
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of human biology : the official…
  • 1 July 2009
This paper expands upon the existing literature on the evolutionary importance of grandmothers by examining how direct care by grandmothers differs from care provided by other helpers within aExpand
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The hierarchy of virtue: mutualism, altruism and signaling in Martu women's cooperative hunting
Cooperative hunting is often assumed to be mutualistic, maintained through returns to scale, where, by working together, foragers can gain higher per capita return rates or harvest sizes than theyExpand
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Social Support in Mother-Adult Daughter Relationships
The mother-adult daughter relationship has been highlighted in both the social sciences and the public health literature as an important facet of social support networks, particularly as they pertainExpand
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Fosterage as a System of Dispersed Cooperative Breeding
Humans are obligate cooperative breeders, relying heavily on support from kin to raise children. To date, most studies of cooperative breeding have focused on help that supplements rather thanExpand
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Concentrations of trace elements in human milk: Comparisons among women in Argentina, Namibia, Poland, and the United States
Human milk contains essential micronutrients for growth and development during early life. Environmental pollutants, such as potentially toxic metals, can also be transferred to the infant throughExpand
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