Pair-bonded Relationships and Romantic Alternatives 1 Running Head: PAIRBONDED RELATIONSHIPS AND ROMANTIC ALTERNATIVES Pair-bonded Relationships and Romantic Alternatives: Toward an Integration of Evolutionary and Relationship Science Perspectives

@inproceedings{Durante2015PairbondedRA,
  title={Pair-bonded Relationships and Romantic Alternatives 1 Running Head: PAIRBONDED RELATIONSHIPS AND ROMANTIC ALTERNATIVES Pair-bonded Relationships and Romantic Alternatives: Toward an Integration of Evolutionary and Relationship Science Perspectives},
  author={Kristina M. Durante},
  year={2015}
}
Relationship researchers and evolutionary psychologists have been studying human mating for decades, but research inspired by these two perspectives often yields fundamentally different images of how people mate. Research in the relationship science tradition frequently emphasizes ways in which committed relationship partners are motivated to maintain their relationships (e.g., by cognitively derogating attractive alternatives), whereas research in the evolutionary tradition frequently… CONTINUE READING