Jay Belsky – Childhood experience and the development of reproductive strategies: an evolutionary theory of socialisation revisited

‘Childhood Experience and the Development of Reproductive Strategies: AnEvolutionary Theory of Socialisation Revisited’ Prof Jay Belsky (Birkbeck, University of London) Abstract: Life-history theory calls attention to across- as well as within-species variation in reproductive strategies. Three decades ago Draper and Harpending (1982) reinterpreted effects of childhood father absence on adolescent sexual behaviour in reproductive strategy terms. …

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