Pilot Study of Relationship between Fertility Risk and Bargaining

  title={Pilot Study of Relationship between Fertility Risk and Bargaining},
  author={Margery Lucas and Elissa Koff and Susan Skeath},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={302 - 310}
Competition for resources to support a healthy pregnancy and later offspring was likely very important for ancestral women. Therefore, it was predicted that women evolved a propensity for intrasexual competition over resources during times of their highest conception risk. To investigate this hypothesis, women played a series of ultimatum games, bargaining games that test participants' willingness to share a monetary stake. During periods of high conception risk, intrasexual competition… Expand

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