Human Sexuality and Inbreeding Avoidance

A3 Bokavsnitt, kapitel i forskningsböcker

Interna författare/redaktörer

Publikationens författare: Debra Lieberman, Jan Antfolk
Redaktörer: David Buss
Publiceringsår: 2016
Förläggare: Wiley
Moderpublikationens namn: The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 444
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 461
ISBN: 978-1-118-75588-4


In this chapter, we discuss the logic driving the evolution of inbreeding avoidance systems. In addition, we review literature regarding the negative effects of inbreeding, discuss how disparate opportunity costs shaped sex differences regarding the avoidance of inbreeding, and briefly discuss recent research on the information-processing architecture of systems that evolved to identify and sexually avoid close genetic relatives. Last, we discuss the possible origins of the incest taboo. In particular, we question whether attitudes regarding third-party inbreeding are evolved adaptations to regulate the behavior of others or merely by-products of systems designed to guide personal mating decisions.

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