Chapter 12 Outline


Male and Female Reproductive Strategies

Sexual Selection

  • Intersexual selection models
  • Evidence for alternative sexual selection models

Sexually Selected Traits and Signaling

  • Condition and health
  • Genetic compatibility
  • Age indicators
  • Parental ability and other direct benefits
  • Dominance


  • General principles of courtship intensity and character
  • Courtship signals
  • Sex role reversal
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