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The ‘female fertility–social stratification–hypergyny’ hypothesis of male homosexual preference: Factual, conceptual and methodological errors in Barthes et al. [Commentary]

Published in Evolution and Human Behavior, 2014

Critical problems in Barthes et al.’s article include: (1) tenuous empirical support for the tenets of their hypothesis, raising doubt about its plausibility and the real-world applicability of their mathematical model, and (2) conceptual and methodological flaws associated with the ethnological analysis that limit confidence in their claim that the presence of MHP is associated with greater social stratification.

Recommended citation: Doug P. VanderLaan, Zachary H. Garfield, Melissa J. Garfield, Jean-Baptiste Leca, Paul L. Vasey, and Raymond B. Hames. (2014). "The ‘female fertility–social stratification–hypergyny’ hypothesis of male homosexual preference: Factual, conceptual and methodological errors in Barthes et al. [Commentary]." Evolution and Human Behavior. 35(5). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.06.002

Dominant acts expressed (Buss 1981)

Published in Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2017

The dominance model adopted from ethology and animal social hierarchies has been incredibly influential within the social sciences investigating leadership, status competition, and social influence.

Recommended citation: Zachary H. Garfield (2017). "Dominant Acts Expressed (Buss 1981)." Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2612-1

Women’s prosocial dominant acts

Published in Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2017

Across the life span, women are adjusting their individual strategies for pursuing positions of social influence. Women tend to use prosocial investments and communally focused behavior to increase their social rank and attain positions of influence within the group.

Recommended citation: Zachary H. Garfield and Melissa J. Garfield (2017). "Women’s prosocial dominant acts." Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2613-1

Men’s egoistic dominant acts

Published in Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2017

Over the course of human evolution, there have been strong selection pressures shaping and reinforcing status competition among males, building on the primate and mammalian systems of dominance hierarchies.

Recommended citation: Zachary H. Garfield (2017). "Men’s egoistic dominant acts." Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2614-1

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