Human Sexual Dimorphism, Fitness Display, and Ovulatory Cycle Effects
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Response or Comment
Archer, aggression, partner violence, sex differences, sexual selection, social role theory
Biological Psychology | Psychology | Social Psychology
Social roles theorists claim that differences between the sexes are of limited consequence. Such misperceptions lead to misunderstanding the important role of sexual selection in explaining phenotypic differences both between species and within humans. Countering these claims, we explain how sexual dimorphism in humans affect expressions of artistic display and patterns of male and female aggression across the ovulatory cycle.
Sefcek, J. A. & Sacco, D. F. (2009). Human sexual dimorphism, fitness display, and ovulatory cycle effects [Peer commentary on "Does sexual selection explain human sex differences in aggression?" by J. Archer]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(3-4), 288-289. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09990240