Sexual Selection in Homo sapiens: Parental Control over Mating and the Opportunity Cost of Free Mate Choice By Menelaos Apostolou
English | PDF | 2017 | 198 Pages | ISBN : 3319589989 | 2.3 MB
The present book aims to examine how sexual selection works in the human species. Almost all scholarly effort focuses on sexual selection in non-human species and extrapolates the findings to the human one. However, human mating has a unique pattern not found in any other species, namely parental influence over mate choice. Across preindustrial societies, the typical pattern of long-term mating is arranged marriage, where parents choose spouses for their children.