The biology of human sexuality : evolution, ecology and physiology

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dc.contributor.author Bateman, Philip W.
dc.contributor.author Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T06:55:32Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T06:55:32Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.description.abstract Many evolutionary biologists argue that human sexual behaviour can be studied in exactly the same way as that of other species. Many sociologists argue that social influences effectively obscure, and are more important than, a reductionist biological approach to human sexual behaviour. Here, we authors attempt to provide a broad introduction to human sexual behaviour from a biological standpoint and to indicate where the ambiguous areas are. We outline the evolutionary selective pressures that are likely to have influenced human behaviour and mate choice in the past and in the present; ecological features that influence such things as degree of parental care and polygamy; and the associated physiology of human sexuality. Then they end with a discussion of 'abnormal' sexuality. en
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dc.identifier.citation Bateman, PW & Bennett, NC 2006, 'The biology of human sexuality : evolution, ecology and physiology', Verbum et Ecclesia, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 245-264. [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_verbum.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/2724
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.rights Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Human sexuality en
dc.subject Human beings -- Sexual behavior
dc.subject Sexual behavior -- Physiological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Sexology -- Research
dc.subject.lcsh Sex (Biology)
dc.subject.lcsh Sex customs
dc.subject.lcsh Evolution (Biology)
dc.subject.lcsh Mate selection
dc.subject.lcsh Parental influences
dc.subject.lcsh Polygamy
dc.subject.lcsh Abnormalities, Human
dc.subject.lcsh Social influence
dc.title The biology of human sexuality : evolution, ecology and physiology en
dc.type Article en


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