Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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The contribution of comparative research to the development and testing of life history models of human attachment and reproductive strategies

Dario Maestripieria1

a1 Department of Comparative Human Development, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637. dario@uchicago.edu http://primate.uchicago.edu/dario.htm

Abstract

Research with nonhuman primates can make important contributions to life history models of human attachment and reproductive strategies, such as: including parental responsiveness into female reproductive strategies, testing the assumption that adult attachment is a reproductive adaptation, assessing genetic and environmental effects on attachment and reproduction, and investigating the mechanisms through which early stress results in accelerated reproductive maturation.

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