Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and Behavior

Editors: Weekes-Shackelford, Viviana A., Shackelford, Todd K. (Eds.)

  • Combines theoretical concepts with current empirical evidence
  • Balanced between male and female perspectives
  • Focus on human rather than primate evolution
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About this book

This volume in the Springer Series in Evolutionary Psychology presents a state of the art view of the topic of sexuality and sexual behavior drawing on theoretical constructs and research of noted individuals in the field. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary, this book seeks to provide a broad overview without sacrificing the complexity of a multi-faceted approach. The book is framed by introductory and closing sections that provide a context for the range of ideas contained within. Ample space is provided in designated sections that focus on key areas of sexuality from both male and female perspectives and that include information from primate studies. This volume can serve as a graduate text in sexual behavior in evolutionary terms and as a guide for further research.

About the authors

Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford is currently a special lecturer at Oakland University, Department of Psychology. She received her Ph.D. at Florida Atlantic University in 2011 with areas of specialization in evolutionary psychology and developmental psychology.

Todd K. Shackelford received his Ph.D. in evolutionary psychology in 1997 from the University of Texas–Austin, his M.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1995, and his B.A. in psychology from the University of New Mexico in 1993. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Oakland University (http://www.oakland.edu/psychology) in Rochester, Michigan, where he is Co-Director of the Evolutionary Psychology Lab (www.ToddKShackelford.com). He led the founding of new Ph.D. and M.S. programs (http://www.oakland.edu/psychology/grad/), which launched in 2012. Shackelford has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has edited 10 volumes, and his work has been cited over 7,500 times. Much of Shackelford’s research addresses sexual conflict between men and women, with a special focus on testing hypotheses derived from sperm competition theory. Since 2006, Shackelford has served as editor of Evolutionary Psychology (www.epjournal.net).

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"Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and Behavior is one of the first volumes in this series. It contains 20 informative and thought-provoking chapters on human sexual cognition and behavior. Most of the chapters (17 of 20) are organized into two sections: Male Sexual Adaptations and Female Sexual Adaptations.
The chapters are appreciably diverse, covering topics such as mate preferences (e.g., for facial characteristics and body types), physical manifestations of evolutionarily relevant information (e.g., body shape as an indicator of female fertility), sexual behavior (e.g., forced copulation), mating cognition (e.g., perception of sexual interest), and intrasexual competition (e.g., restricted eating among women). Sensibly, some important themes recur across various chapters, such as ovulatory cycle effects (which appear in chapters on men’s sensitivity to female ovulation, male mate retention, female rape avoidance, female preferences for male characteristics, female disgust sensitivity, to name a few)...In conclusion, the editors of this book did an excellent job soliciting chapters on a variety of topics within human sexual psychology and behavior from an evolutionary perspective. The chapters are generally well written, and most of them present richly detailed literature reviews or helpful introductions to competing theories on a single topic. This book will appeal to researchers and connoisseurs of evolutionary psychology who will benefit from the mix of chapters containing tidy summaries and helpful comparisons of competing theories."
Christina M. Brown, PsycCRITIQUES
August 11, 2014, Vol. 59, No. 32, Article 7

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Evaluating Evidence of Mate Preference Adaptations: How Do We Really Know What Homo sapiens sapiens Really Want?

    Schmitt, David P.

    Pages 3-39

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  • Adaptation and Sexual Offending

    Camilleri, Joseph A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-67

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  • Sexual Selection on Human Voices

    Puts, David A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-86

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  • Agreement and Individual Differences in Men’s Preferences for Women’s Facial Characteristics

    Jones, Benedict C.

    Pages 87-102

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  • Male Adaptations to Female Ovulation

    Lund, Erik M. (et al.)

    Pages 103-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and Behavior
Editors
  • Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford
  • Todd K. Shackelford
Series Title
Evolutionary Psychology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0314-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0314-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0313-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5354-7
Series ISSN
2197-9898
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations
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