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What's Love Got to Do With It?: Attraction, Evolution and Sex

Romantic Attachment Variability Across Genders, Cultures, and Ecological Conditions

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:25 PM - 2:45 PM
Constitution Ballroom

David P. Schmitt

David P. Schmitt
Bradley University

Adult romantic attachment was measured across 56 nations. Attachment insecurity varied in evolutionary-predictable ways across cultures, with higher insecurity evident in high-fertility reproductive environments. Contrary to previous results from Western cultures, men were not universally more dismissing than women. Instead, sex differences were small to negligible in high-stress ecological conditions.

 
Subject Area: What’s Love Got to Do With It?: Attraction, Evolution and Sex

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