Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Attachment, reproduction, and life history trade-offs: A broader view of human mating

Lane Beckesa1 and Jeffry A. Simpsona1

a1 Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.


In this commentary, we attempt to broaden thinking and dialogue about how our ancestral past might have affected attachment and reproductive strategies. We highlight the theoretical benefits of formulating specific predictions of how different sources of stress might impact attachment and reproductive strategies differently, and we integrate some of these ideas with another recent evolutionary model of human mating.

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