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date: 18 November 2018

(p. xix) Acknowledgments

(p. xix) Acknowledgments

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition represents a fulfilled goal. Twenty years ago, research by Sarah Hrdy, Anne Campbell, Helen Fisher, and David Buss (among others) provided me, the Editor, with inspiration to study women and intrasexual competition. I hoped that one day the field would progress to the extent that full volumes on the topic would be possible, and here is tangible evidence of this advancement. Collaborating with the contributors for the Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition has been a pleasure, and I am grateful for their hard work, patience, and shared vision in what the book was to become. I am also thankful for the support and assistance from the people at Oxford University Press (OUP), namely Abby Gross. Due to these individuals, OUP firmly remains one of the premier publishers for scholars to share their ideas. In addition, I thank Saint Mary’s University for their openness to research topics that are at the edges of mainstream psychology and oftentimes controversial, and to my fantastic collaborators who have worked with me on various topics pertaining to women over the years. I also have a deep appreciation for the undergraduate students who have worked with me, especially their enthusiasm for research, as well as for my son (Maxwell) who greets the world with a highly curious mind. Thanks also to my nonacademic (and academic) friends and family who have had countless discussions with me on related topics, and to my husband, Mark, for his support from the very start of this project. I am grateful to all of you, and am delighted to have had this opportunity. (p. xx)