ANT 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Partible Paternity, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health, Nba Coach Of The Year Award

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Lecture 22: sexual selection and humans: quick review: life history theory (when and how to allocate/budget energy) Reproductive effort: organisms allocate energy for different efforts: reproductive effort: mating, gestation, lactation, rearing offspring, etc . Parenting effort: offspring quality, protection, provisioning, learning, social networks, etc : mating effort: mate competition, mate attraction, copulations, etc , mammalian sex differences in reproductive biology. These factors influence the evolution of adaptive mating preferences and behaviors. Reproductive success is constrained by the quantity and quality of the external resources than they can acquire. Females = access to resources: expected to be coy" and discriminating, expect preferences for cues that signal commitment and resource holding power or potential. Ex: status, prestige, wealth, etc : males = access to fertile females. Surveys of personal advertisements in uk newspapers suggest these criteria do matter (attractiveness, resources, and commitment)

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