Parasite stress, ethnocentrism, and life history strategy

Aurelio José Figueredo, Paul Robert Gladden, Candace Jasmine Black

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Fincher & Thornhill (F&T) present a compelling argument that parasite stress underlies certain cultural practices promoting assortative sociality. However, we suggest that the theoretical framework proposed is limited in several ways, and that life history theory provides a more explanatory and inclusive framework, making more specific predictions about the trade-offs faced by organisms in the allocation of bioenergetic and material resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-88
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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