Integrating the multiple biological causes of human behavior

Biology and Philosophy 20 (1):177-190 (2005)
I introduce a range of examples of different causal hypotheses about human mate selection. The hypotheses I focus on come from evolutionary psychology, fluctuating asymmetry research and chemical signaling research. I argue that a major obstacle facing an integrated biology of human behavior is the lack of a causal framework that shows how multiple proximate causal mechanisms can act together to produce components of our behavior.
Keywords chemical signaling  evolutionary psychology  fluctuating asymmetry  human behavior  proximate and ultimate causes
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DOI 10.1007/s10539-004-2319-z
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