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作者 Rosenthal, Gil Guastoni, 1971- author
書名 Mate choice : the evolution of sexual decision making from microbes to humans / Gil G. Rosenthal
出版項 Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9780691150673 (hardcover)
0691150672 (hardcover)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  QL761 .R59 2017    在架上    30520020843919
說明 xiv, 632 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-616) and indexes
Part I. Mechanisms -- Mate choice and mating preferences: an overview -- Measuring preferences and choices -- The first steps in mate choice: preference functions and sensory transduction -- Beyond the periphery: perception, cognition, and multivariate preferences -- Aesthetics and evaluation in mate choice -- From preferences to choices: mate sampling and mating decisions -- Mate choice during and after mating -- Mutual mate choice -- Variation in preferences and choices: general considerations -- Variation I: genetics -- Variation II: biotic and abiotic environment -- Variation II: social environment and epigenetics -- Part 2. Origins, evolution, and consequences -- Origins and histories of mating preferences: chooser biases -- Selection on mate choice and mating preferences -- Dynamic evolution of preferences, strategies, and traits -- Mate choice, speciation, and hybridization -- Mate choice and human exceptionalism -- Conclusions: a mate-choice view of the world
"The popular consensus on mate choice has long been that females select mates likely to pass good genes to offspring. In Mate Choice, Gil Rosenthal overturns much of this conventional wisdom. Providing the first synthesis of the topic in more than three decades, and drawing from a wide range of fields, including animal behavior, evolutionary biology, social psychology, neuroscience, and economics, Rosenthal argues that 'good genes' play a relatively minor role in shaping mate choice decisions and demonstrates how mate choice is influenced by genetic factors, environmental effects, and social interactions. Looking at diverse organisms, from protozoans to humans, Rosenthal explores how factors beyond the hunt for good genes combine to produce an endless array of preferences among species and individuals. He explains how mating decisions originate from structural constraints on perception and from nonsexual functions, and how single organisms benefit or lose from their choices. Both the origin of species and their fusion through hybridization are strongly influenced by direct selection on preferences in sexual and nonsexual contexts. Rosenthal broadens the traditional scope of mate choice research to encompass not just animal behavior and behavioral ecology but also neurobiology, the social sciences, and other areas"--Provided by publisher's website
主題 Sexual selection in animals
Courtship in animals
Mate selection
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