Discriminative grandparental solicitude as reproductive strategy.

  title={Discriminative grandparental solicitude as reproductive strategy.},
  author={Harald A Euler and B R Weitzel},
  journal={Human nature},
  volume={7 1},
1,857 adults rated the grandparental solicitude they received in childhood. Through a simple model based on the evolutionary concepts of ontogenetically differentiated reproductive strategy and paternity confidence, an ordered discriminative pattern of grandparental caregiving was predicted and confirmed by solid main effects, based on 603 complete cases. The maternal grandmother was the most caring. Unlike prevalent gender stereotypes, she was followed by the maternal grandfather, the paternal… CONTINUE READING
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