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- Sexual Conflict in Humans
- Sexual Conflict in Nonhuman Animals
- Integrating Social Exchange and Sexual Selection Theory in the Study of Mating Interactions
- Sexual Conflict in Mating Strategies
- Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy
- Sexual Conflict and Sexual Coercion in Comparative Evolutionary Perspective
- Romantic Jealousy and Sexual Conflict
- When Intersexual Conflict Leads to Intrasexual Competition: The Reproductive Suppression Hypothesis
- It’s Not All Conflict: Relationship Maintenance Psychology
- Sexual Conflict and the Ovulatory Cycle
- Is Female Orgasm a Covert Mate Choice Mechanism?
- Sperm Competition and Sexual Conflict
- Sexual Conflict, Infidelity, and Vaginal/Semen Chemistry
- Sexual Motivation in Mateships and Sexual Conflict
- Sexual Conflict and Partner Rape
- Sexual Conflict in Mateships: From Mate Retention to Murder
- Sexual Conflict and the Operational Sex Ratio
- Sexual Conflict and Paternal Resemblance: Insight from Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience
- Deadbeat Dads: Evolutionary Perspectives on Providing Child Support
- Mate Expulsion and Sexual Conflict
- Spheres of Sexual Conflict
Abstract and Keywords
The application of Darwinian concepts, particularly sexual selection, has gained currency in recent years (Goetz, Shackelford, & Camilleri, 2008). One facet of sexual selection, sexual conflict, is central to an understanding of the evolution of traits that arise in response to the mating strategies of the opposite sex. Sexual conflict theory may explain a variety of sexually coercive behaviors used by men against women, including rape, mate guarding, and infanticide. Here we review the literature on partner sexual coercion in the context of sexual conflict.
Joseph A. Camilleri, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
Vernon L. Quinsey, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
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