From vigilance to violence: mate retention tactics in married couples.

@article{Buss1997FromVT,
  title={From vigilance to violence: mate retention tactics in married couples.},
  author={David Michael Buss and Todd K Shackelford},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={346-61}
}
Although much research has explored the adaptive problems of mate selection and mate attraction, little research has investigated the adaptive problem of mate retention. We tested several evolutionary psychological hypotheses about the determinants of mate retention in 214 married people. We assessed the usage of 19 mate retention tactics ranging from vigilance to violence. Key hypothesized findings include the following: Men's, but not women's, mate retention positively covaried with partner's… CONTINUE READING
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