Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

What is the significance of cross-national variability in sociosexuality?

Andrew Clark a1 and Martin Daly a1
a1 Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton L8S 4K1, Ontario, Canada


Schmitt finds that national sex ratios predict levels of sociosexuality, but how we should interpret this result is unclear for both methodological and conceptual reasons. We criticize aspects of Schmitt's theorizing and his analytic strategy, and suggest that some additional analyses of the data in hand might be illuminating.