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From "Mr. Mom" to "Deadbeat Dads": Why paternal commitment is so variable in the human species and what factors elicit it?

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dc.contributor.author Hrdy, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-16T16:01:01Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-16T16:01:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/16398
dc.description.abstract Compared to other mammals, human offspring are slow-maturing and outrageously costly to rear, yet men's motivation to care for children is highly variable. Some fathers will do anything to remain nearby and care for their children while others (even men certain of their paternity) act as if they don't know they have children. Most fall someplace in between, prompting evolutionists to ask how Darwinian natural selection could have favored production of such costly children without concurrent selection pressures on fathers to provide what progeny need to survive? Resolving this paradox of “facultative fathering” requires us to consider the deep history of the human family, and in doing so to rethink the tremendous potential for nurture that resides in human males. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation en_US
dc.relation.isversionof Click on the PURL link below in the "External Files" section to play this video. The audio-only mp3 file is also available below in the "Files" section. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/video/VAC9805
dc.title From "Mr. Mom" to "Deadbeat Dads": Why paternal commitment is so variable in the human species and what factors elicit it? en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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