Sexual selection under parental choice: the role of parents in the evolution of human mating

@article{Apostolou2007SexualSU,
  title={Sexual selection under parental choice: the role of parents in the evolution of human mating},
  author={Menelaos Apostolou},
  journal={Evolution and Human Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={403-409}
}
Sexual Selection under Parental Choice: Evidence from Sixteen Historical Societies
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  • Psychology
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Evidence from the historical record is presented which indicates that parental choice was also dominant during the later stages of human evolution.
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