The measurement of human life history strategy

Aurelio José Figueredo, Tomás Cabeza de Baca, Michael Anthony Woodley

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This retrospective essay appraises J. Philippe Rushton's application of life history to understanding the covariation among human traits in light of subsequent developments in the measurement and latent structure of Human Life History, covitality, and personality. We conclude that Rushton should be recognized for having initiated a theoretically and empirically highly fertile paradigm in human individual differences research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • Behavioral genetics
  • Differential psychology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Human Life History strategy
  • Psychometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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