Adaptation to Sperm Competition in Humans

@article{Shackelford2007AdaptationTS,
  title={Adaptation to Sperm Competition in Humans},
  author={T. Shackelford and Aaron T Goetz},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={47 - 50}
}
  • T. Shackelford, Aaron T Goetz
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • With the recognition, afforded by recent evolutionary science, that female infidelity was a recurrent feature of modern humans' evolutionary history has come the development of a unique area in the study of human mating: sperm competition. A form of male–male postcopulatory competition, sperm competition occurs when the sperm of two or more males concurrently occupy the reproductive tract of a female and compete to fertilize her ova. Males must compete for mates, but if two or more males have… CONTINUE READING
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