Title

Evolutionary perspectives on father involvement

Date of this Version

1-1-2013

Document Type

Journal Article

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Waynforth, D. (2013). Evolutionary perspectives on father involvement. In N.J. Cabrera & C.S. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.). Handbook of father involvement: Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 22-36) NY: Routledge.

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© Copyright, N.J. Cabrera & C.S. Tamis-LeMonda

2013 HERDC Submission. FoR code: 060308;060304;111707

ISBN

9780415878678

Abstract

Extract The crux of evolutionary approaches to variation in paternal involvement is quite straight forward: evolutionary theorists attempt to understand and predict variation in paternal involvement based on the premise that men will provide a level of paternal involvement which maximizes their reproductive success. Any genetically influenced paternal trait which does not maximize genetic contribution to future generations will occur less and less frequently with the passing of generations.

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