Synthesizing life history theory with sexual selection: Toward a comprehensive model of alternative reproductive strategies

Jeńe James Jackson, Bruce J. Ellis

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Del Giudice's model of sex-specific attachment patterns demonstrates the usefulness of infusing life history theory with principles of sexual selection. We believe a full synthesis between the two theories provides a foundation for a comprehensive model of alternative reproductive strategies. We extend Del Giudice's ideas based on our own program of research, focusing specifically on the importance of intrasexual competition and the individual phenotype during development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-32
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 25 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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