The Evolutionary Armistice

@article{Eastwick2012TheEA,
  title={The Evolutionary Armistice},
  author={Paul W. Eastwick and Eli J. Finkel},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={174 - 184}
}
Natural selection modified the attachment-behavioral system to bond adult mating partners in early members of the genus Homo, thus facilitating increased investment, especially paternal investment, in offspring. Previously existing adaptations that fostered intersexual conflict (e.g., ovulatory adaptations) could have threatened attachment bonds; therefore, the attachment-behavioral system might have evolved the ability to mute or refocus such adaptations for the purpose of strengthening the… Expand
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