Dynamical systems and mating decision rules

Douglas Kenrick, N. Li, J. E. Butner

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Dynamical simulations of male and female mating strategies illustrate how traits such as restrictedness constrain, and are constrained by, local ecology. Such traits cannot be defined solely by genotype or by phenotype, but are better considered as decision rules gauged to ecological inputs. Gangestad and Simpson's work draws attention to the need for additional bridges between evolutionary psychology and dynamical systems theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-608
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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