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Mate Guarding and Poaching

  • By: Valerie G. Starratt & Todd K. Shackelford
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Like most birds and many other species, most people employ a socially monogamous mating strategy. At any given time, a person maintains a romantic relationship with only one other person in which both members of the relationship cooperate to maintain the ...

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