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  1. Daniel J. Kruger, Maryanne L. Fisher, Sarah L. Strout & Shana’E. Clark (2014). Pride and Prejudice or Family and Flirtation?: Jane Austen's Depiction of Women's Mating Strategies. Philosophy and Literature 38 (1):114-128.
    In The Art Instinct, Denis Dutton promoted a theoretical framework that “has more validity, more power, and more possibilities than the hermetic discourse that deadens so much of the humanities.”1 This framework is Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural and sexual selection. Dutton proposed to seek “human universals that underlie the vast cacophony of cultural differences and across the globe” (AI, p. 39), based on a shared, evolved human nature.This contrasts with the relativistic presumptions of those falling under the (...)
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  2. Joseph Carroll, Jonathan Gottschall, John A. Johnson & Daniel J. Kruger (2009). Human Nature in Nineteenth-Century British Novels: Doing the Math. Philosophy and Literature 33 (1):50-72.
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  3. Daniel J. Kruger (2009). Life History as an Integrative Theoretical Framework Advancing the Understanding of the Attachment System. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (1):34-35.
    Evolutionary Life History Theory (LHT) is a powerful framework that can be used for understanding behavioral strategies as contingent adaptations to environmental conditions. Del Giudice uses LHT as a foundation for describing the attachment process as an evolved psychological system which evaluates life conditions and chooses reproductive strategies appropriate in the developmental environment, integrating findings across several literatures.
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  4. Daniel J. Kruger & Randolph M. Nesse (2006). An Evolutionary Life-History Framework for Understanding Sex Differences in Human Mortality Rates. Human Nature 17 (1):74-97.
    Sex differences in mortality rates stem from genetic, physiological, behavioral, and social causes that are best understood when integrated in an evolutionary life history framework. This paper investigates the Male-to-Female Mortality Ratio (M:F MR) from external and internal causes and across contexts to illustrate how sex differences shaped by sexual selection interact with the environment to yield a pattern with some consistency, but also with expected variations due to socioeconomic and other factors.
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  5. Daniel J. Kruger, Maryanne Fisher & Ian Jobling (2003). Proper and Dark Heroes as DADS and CADS. Human Nature 14 (3):305-317.
    Empirical tests described in this article support hypotheses derived from evolutionary theory on the perceptions of literary characters. The proper and dark heroes in British Romantic literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries respectively represent long-term and short-term mating strategies. Recent studies indicate that for long-term relationships, women seek partners with the ability and willingness to sustain paternal investment in extended relationships. For short-term relationships, women choose partners whose features indicate high genetic quality. In hypothetical scenarios, females preferred (...)
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