Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality

Theoretical and Empirical Contributions from the Biological and Behavioral Sciences

Editors: Rodgers, Joseph, Rowe, David C., Miller, Warren B. (Eds.)

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Recent work in quantitative biology has shown theoretically why Fisher's Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection does not preclude genetic influences on fertility, sexuality, and related processes. Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality takes the next step, and presents a number of successful empirical searches for such genetic influence on a broad range of processes, such as puberty, marriage, sexual behavior, and twinning. Employing a broad range of methodological approaches, including molecular and behavioral genetics, this book weaves a new theoretical framework that shows how genes can help relate fertility planning to fertility outcome, and how puberty, sexuality, marriage, and reproduction can be conceptually linked through the genes that contribute to individual differences in the human process.

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Joseph Lee Rodgers is a Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Presidential Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality: Introductory Comments from a Biological Scientist

    Pages 1-2

    Hamer, Dean H.

  • Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality: Introductory Comments from a Social Scientist

    Pages 3-5

    Bachrach, Christine

  • Evolutionary Causes of Genetic Variation in Fertility and other Fitness Components

    Pages 7-33

    Hughes, Kimberly A. (et al.)

  • Genetic Influences on Childbearing Motivation: Further Testing a Theoretical Framework

    Pages 35-66

    Miller, Warren B. (et al.)

  • Genetic Influences on Fertility Behavior: Findings From a Danish Twin Study, 1910–1923

    Pages 67-84

    Kohler, Hans-Peter (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Empirical Contributions from the Biological and Behavioral Sciences
Editors
  • Joseph Rodgers
  • David C. Rowe
  • Warren B. Miller
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4467-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4467-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7860-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7012-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 331
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