The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans

ISBN : 9780195396706

Todd K. Shackelford; Aaron T. Goetz
384 ページ
189 x 260 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

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 sexual conflict 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 tracts Chapters 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 mate expulsion 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.


Part One: Introduction to Sexual Conflict
1. Sexual Conflict in Humans
Todd K. Shackelford, Aaron T. Goetz, James R. Liddle, and Lance S. Bush
2. Sexual Conflict in Non-human Animals
Joris M. Koene
Part Two: Sexual Conflict prior to Mating
3. Integrating Social Exchange and Sexual Selection Theory in the Study of Mating Interactions
Charles Crawford and Catherine Salmon
4. Sexual Conflict in Mating Strategies
Norman P. Li, Oliver Sng, and Peter K. Jonason
5. Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy
Aurelio Jose Figueredo, Paul Robert Gladden, and Connie J. A. Beck
6. Sexual Conflict and Sexual Coercion in Comparative Evolutionary Perspective
Melissa Emery Thompson and Louis C. Alvarado
7. Romantic Jealousy and Sexual Conflict
Achim Schutzwohl
8. When Intersexual Conflict Leads to Intrasexual Competition:
The Reproductive Suppression Hypothesis
Catherine Salmon and Charles Crawford
9. It's Not All Conflict: Relationship Maintenance Psychology
Jennifer Leo, Saul L. Miller, and Jon K. Maner
Part Three: Sexual Conflict during Mating
10. Sexual Conflict and the Ovulatory Cycle
Benedict C. Jones, Lisa M. DeBruine, Anthony C. Little, and David R. Feinberg
11. Is Female Orgasm a Covert Mate Choice Mechanism?
David A. Puts and Khytam Dawood
12. Sperm Competition and Sexual Conflict
William F. McKibbin
13. Sexual Conflict, Infidelity, and Vaginal/Semen Chemistry
Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., Rebecca L. Burch, and Loni R. Petricone
14. Sexual Motivation in Mateships and Sexual Conflict
Dietrich Klusmann and Wolfgang Berner
15. Sexual Conflict and Partner Rape
Joseph A. Camilleri and Vernon L. Quinsey
16. Sexual Conflict in Mateships: From Mate-Retention to Murder
Farnaz Kaighobadi, Todd K. Shackelford, and Aaron T. Goetz
Part Four: Sexual Conflict after Conception
17. Sexual Conflict and the Operational Sex Ratio
Daniel J. Kruger and Carey J. Fitzgerald
18. Sexual Conflict and Paternal Resemblance: Insight from Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience
Steven M. Platek and J. Ryan Porter
19. Deadbeat Dads: Evolutionary Perspectives on Providing Child Support
Todd K. Shackelford, Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford, David P. Schmitt, and Catherine Salmon
20. Mate Expulsion and Sexual Conflict
T. Joel Wade
Part Five: Conclusion
21. Spheres of Sexual Conflict
Gregory Gorelik and Todd K. Shackelford


Todd K. Shackelford, Department of Psychology, Oakland University; Aaron T. Goetz, California State University, Fullerton