EVOLUTIONARY TRENDS IN PARENTING

EVOLUTIONARY TRENDS IN PARENTING - o HIGH LEVEL OF...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
EVOLUTIONARY TRENDS IN PARENTING: 1. LOW INVESTMENT (PRIMITIVE MAMMALIAN PATTERN) o MANY YOUNG o LARGE LITTERS o SHORT LIFESPAN o SMALL BRAINS COMPARED TO BODY SIZE o SHORT PERIOD OF DEPENDENCE ON PARENTS o MALES NOT INVOLVED IN PARENTING o MOTHER AND OFFSPRING ARE FAMILY UNIT 2. HIGH INVESTMENT o FEW YOUNG o LONG LIFESPAN o LARGE BRAINS o LONG PERIOD OF DEPENDENCE ON PARENTS
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o HIGH LEVEL OF PLASTICITY AND LEARNING ABILITY o MALE INVESTMENT IN OFFSPRING o EVOLUTION OF PAIR-BONDING MECHANISMS Ecologists term selection for high investment K-selection. K-selected species have high-quality offspring able to compete successfully in a highly competitive environment. Humans are the quintessential K-selected species....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online