Predicting cross-cultural patterns in sex-biased parental investment and attachment

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (1):40-41 (2009)
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Abstract

If parenting behavior influences attachment, then parental investment (PI) theory can predict sex differences and distributions of attachment styles across cultures. Trivers-Willard, local resource competition, and local resource enhancement models make distinct predictions for sex-biased parental responsiveness relevant to attachment. Parental investment and attachment probably vary across cultures in relation to for status, wealth, and well-being

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