Adolescent leadership and adulthood fertility: revisiting the "central theoretical problem of human sociobiology".

@article{Jokela2009AdolescentLA,
  title={Adolescent leadership and adulthood fertility: revisiting the "central theoretical problem of human sociobiology".},
  author={Markus Jokela and Liisa Keltikangas-J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={213-29}
}
Human motivation for social status may reflect an evolved psychological adaptation that increased individual reproductive success in the evolutionary past. However, the association between status striving and reproduction in contemporary humans is unclear. It may be hypothesized that personality traits related to status achievement increase fertility even if modern indicators of socioeconomic status do not. We examined whether four subcomponents of type-A personality--leadership, hard-driving… CONTINUE READING