Parent-offspring conflict over mating: the case of short-term mating strategies
Apostolou, Menelaos (2009) Parent-offspring conflict over mating: the case of short-term mating strategies. Personality and Individual Differences, Vol.47 (No.8). pp. 895-899. ISSN 0191-8869Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.07.014
Individuals solve problems of reproduction by engaging in long-term and short-term mating. Short-term mating strategies have both costs and benefits, but their costs are higher for parents than they are for offspring. On this basis, three hypotheses are formulated: first, individuals consider short-term mating strategies more acceptable for themselves than for their offspring. Second, parents consider short-term mating strategies less acceptable for their daughters than for their sons. Finally, men consider short-term mating strategies more acceptable than women. To test these hypotheses a within-participants design is employed, whereby sexually mature individuals with children are asked to rate the acceptability of a set of short-term mating strategies for themselves and for their offspring. Evidence from a sample of 295 British parents provides support for all three hypotheses. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Personality and Individual Differences|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 895-899|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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