Parasite stress, ethnocentrism, and life history strategy

Aurelio J Figueredo, Paul Robert Gladden, Candace Jasmine Black

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Abstract

Fincher & Thornhill (F&T) present a compelling argument that parasite stress underlies certain cultural practices promoting assortative sociality. However, we suggest that the theoretical framework proposed is limited in several ways, and that life history theory provides a more explanatory and inclusive framework, making more specific predictions about the trade-offs faced by organisms in the allocation of bioenergetic and material resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-88
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Parasites
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Life History Traits
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David Fincher
Ethnocentrism
Life History Theory
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  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
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Parasite stress, ethnocentrism, and life history strategy. / Figueredo, Aurelio J; Gladden, Paul Robert; Black, Candace Jasmine.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 35, No. 2, 04.2012, p. 87-88.

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Figueredo, Aurelio J ; Gladden, Paul Robert ; Black, Candace Jasmine. / Parasite stress, ethnocentrism, and life history strategy. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 87-88.
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