Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Sociosexual strategies in tribes and nations

Stephen Beckerman a1
a1 Anthropology Department, Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA 16802


Extending the findings of this work: Tribal peoples need study. Monogamy as marital institution and monogamy as sociosexual orientation must be separated. Sociosexuality must be considered as an aspect of somatic as well as reproductive effort; third-party interventions in sociosexuality need attention; and multiple sociosexual orientations, with frequency-dependent fitness payoffs equal at equilibrium, need to be modeled.