The theory of natural selection: An evolutionary approach to family communication

Kory Floyd, Dana R. Dinsmore, Corey A. Pavlich

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Scholars working to understand the intricacies of family interaction have multiple theoretic paradigms to choose from, as the present volume attests. One perspective not widely used in family communication research is that associated with evolution and natural selection. This is an unfortunate omission because the evolutionary perspective is rich in potential for the breadth of family interactions it can explain and the depth and parsimony of its explanation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngaging Theories in Family Communication
Subtitle of host publicationMultiple Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351790680
ISBN (Print)9781138700932
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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