Avoidant strategy in insecure females

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (1):25-26 (2009)
This commentary cites evidence to argue that girls growing up in a competitive and aggressive environment are more likely to shift to avoidant attachment than to ambivalent attachment in middle childhood. These avoidant women are also more likely to favor a short-term mating strategy. The role of oxytocin (OT) and early experience in shaping an avoidant attachment in females is also discussed.
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X09000065
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