The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans

Hardcover | January 25, 2012

EditorTodd K. Shackelford, Aaron T. Goetz

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Sexual conflict - what happens when the reproductive interests of males and females diverge - occurs in all sexually reproducing species, including humans. The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans is the first volume to assemble the latest theoretical and empirical work on sexualconflict in humans from the leading scholars in the fields of evolutionary psychology and anthropology. Following an introductory section that outlines theory and research on sexual conflict in humans and non-humans, ensuing sections discuss human sexual conflict and its manifestations before and during mating. Chapters in these sections address a range of factors topics and factors, including:* Sexual coercion, jealousy, and partner violence and killing* The ovulatory cycle, female orgasm, and sperm competition* Chemical warfare between ejaculates and female reproductive tractsChapters in the next section address issues of sexual conflict after the birth of a child. These chapters address sexual conflict as a function of the local sex ratio, men's functional (if unconscious) concern with paternal resemblance to a child, men's reluctance to pay child support, and mateexpulsion as a tactic to end a relationship. The handbook's concluding section includes a chapter that considers the impact of sexual conflict on a grander scale, notably on cultural, political, and religious systems.Addressing sexual conflict at its molecular and macroscopic levels, The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans is a fascinating resource for the study of intersexual behavior.

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Sexual conflict - what happens when the reproductive interests of males and females diverge - occurs in all sexually reproducing species, including humans. The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans is the first volume to assemble the latest theoretical and empirical work on sexualconflict in humans from the leading scholars in t...

Todd K. Shackelford, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Oakland University. Aaron T. Goetz, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:January 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction to Sexual Conflict1. Todd K. Shackelford, Aaron T. Goetz, James R. Liddle, and Lance S. Bush: Sexual Conflict in Humans2. Joris M. Koene: Sexual Conflict in Non-human AnimalsPart Two: Sexual Conflict prior to Mating3. Charles Crawford and Catherine Salmon: Integrating Social Exchange and Sexual Selection Theory in the Study of Mating Interactions4. Norman P. Li, Oliver Sng, and Peter K. Jonason: Sexual Conflict in Mating Strategies5. Aurelio Jos Figueredo, Paul Robert Gladden, and Connie J. A. Beck: Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy6. Melissa Emery Thompson and Louis C. Alvarado: Sexual Conflict and Sexual Coercion in Comparative Evolutionary Perspective7. Achim Schtzwohl: Romantic Jealousy and Sexual Conflict8. Catherine Salmon and Charles Crawford: When Intersexual Conflict Leads to Intrasexual Competition: The Reproductive Suppression Hypothesis9. Jennifer Leo, Saul L. Miller, and Jon K. Maner: It's Not All Conflict: Relationship Maintenance PsychologyPart Three: Sexual Conflict during Mating10. Benedict C. Jones, Lisa M. DeBruine, Anthony C. Little, and David R. Feinberg: Sexual Conflict and the Ovulatory Cycle11. David A. Puts and Khytam Dawood: Is Female Orgasm a Covert Mate Choice Mechanism?12. William F. McKibbin: Sperm Competition and Sexual Conflict13. Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., Rebecca L. Burch, and Loni R. Petricone: Sexual Conflict, Infidelity, and Vaginal/Semen Chemistry14. Dietrich Klusmann and Wolfgang Berner: Sexual Motivation in Mateships and Sexual Conflict15. Joseph A. Camilleri and Vernon L. Quinsey: Sexual Conflict and Partner Rape16. Farnaz Kaighobadi, Todd K. Shackelford, and Aaron T. Goetz: Sexual Conflict in Mateships: From Mate-Retention to MurderPart Four: Sexual Conflict after Conception17. Daniel J. Kruger and Carey J. Fitzgerald: Sexual Conflict and the Operational Sex Ratio18. Steven M. Platek and J. Ryan Porter: Sexual Conflict and Paternal Resemblance: Insight from Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience19. Todd K. Shackelford, Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford, David P. Schmitt, and Catherine Salmon: Deadbeat Dads: Evolutionary Perspectives on Providing Child Support20. T. Joel Wade: Mate Expulsion and Sexual ConflictPart Five: Conclusion21. Gregory Gorelik and Todd K. Shackelford: Spheres of Sexual Conflict