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  1. Thomas R. Alley, Lauren W. Brubaker & Olivia M. Fox (2013). Courtship Feeding in Humans? Human Nature 24 (4):430-443.
    Food sharing may be used for mate attraction, sexual access, or mate retention in humans, as in many other species. Adult humans tend to perceive more intimacy in a couple if feeding is observed, but the increased perceived intimacy may be due to resource provisioning rather than feeding per se. To address this issue, 210 university students (66 male) watched five short videos, each showing a different mixed-sex pair of adults dining together and including feeding or simple provisioning or no (...)
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  2. Thomas R. Alley (2000). Variation in Optimal Human Mating Strategies: Effects of Individual Differences in Competence and Self-Regulatory Mechanisms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (4):587-588.
    Several suggestions are made for revision of Strategic Pluralism Theory (SPT). One revision requires recognition of the impact of individual differences in cognitive and behavioral competence on optimal mating strategy. In addition, SPT may need to incorporate certain self-regulatory processes such as the impact of widespread valuation of mates with one trait on their availability.
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  3. Thomas R. Alley (1992). Perceived Age, Physical Attractiveness and Sex Differences in Preferred Mates' Ages. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 15 (1):92.
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  4. Thomas R. Alley (1991). Dynamic Models of Behavior: Promising but Risky. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (1):94.
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  5. Thomas R. Alley (1985). Organism-Environment Mutuality Epistemics, and the Concept of an Ecological Niche. Synthese 65 (3):411 - 444.
    The concept of an ecological niche (econiche) has been used in a variety of ways, some of which are incompatible with a relational or functional interpretation of the term. This essay seeks to standardize usage by limiting the concept to functional relations between organisms and their surroundings, and to revise the concept to include epistemic relations. For most organisms, epistemics are a vital aspect of their functional relationships to their surroundings and, hence, a major determinant of their econiche. Rejecting the (...)
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  6. Thomas R. Alley (1982). Competition Theory, Evolution, and the Concept of an Ecological Niche. Acta Biotheoretica 31 (3).
    This article examines some of the main tenets of competition theory in light of the theory of evolution and the concept of an ecological niche. The principle of competitive exclusion and the related assumption that communities exist at competitive equilibrium - fundamental parts of many competition theories and models - may be violated if non-equilibrium conditions exist in natural communities or are incorporated into competition models. Furthermore, these two basic tenets of competition theory are not compatible with the theory of (...)
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  7. Thomas R. Alley & Robert E. Shaw (1981). Principles of Learning and the Ecological Style of Inquiry. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):139.
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