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Evolutionary Psychology and Human Relationships

  • By: Douglas T. Kenrick & Yexin Jessica Li
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

An evolutionary approach to human relationships presumes that interactions between parents, children, siblings, friends, lovers, and enemies are better understood by viewing them within the perspective of comparative biology. On the one hand, the approach assumes deep ...

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