Nature, nurture, and evolution:

A discussion of the significance of genetics and evolution for understanding human behavior

Senior Seminar in Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, Spring, 2002

Session 5: Sex, Gender, and Mate Preference
Readings and Web Links

(Articles in general available from college computers only. If you have trouble with the URL's for the Scientific American articles, go to http://www.sciam, and search on article title)
Dugatin, L.A. and Godin, J-G J. (1998) How Females Choose Their Mates, Scientific American, April

Mansukhani, V., Adkins-Regan, A., and Yang, S. (1996) Sexual Partner Preference in Female Zebra Finches: The Role of Early Hormones and Social Environment. Hormones and Behavior 30: 506-513.

LeVay, Simon, and Hamer, D.H. (1994) Evidence for a Biological Influence on Male Homosexuality, Scientific American, May (available from campus computers only)

Bryne, William (1994) The Biological Evidence Challenged, Scientific American, May

LeVay, Simon (2000) Sexual Orientation: The Science and its Social Impact

Scent of a Man is Linked to a Woman's Selection, NY Times, 22 January 2002

Jacob, S., McClintock, M. Zelano, B., and Ober, C. (2002) Paternally inherited HLA alleles are associated with women's choice of male odor. Nature New Genetics 30: 175-179.

LeVay, Simon (2000) Sexual Orientation: The Science and its Social Impact

Arnold, Arthur (1996) Genetically triggered sexual differentation of brain and behavior. Hormones and Behavior 30: 495-505.

Questions for discussion: