Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorLaham, Simon M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGonsalkorale, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorvon Hippel, Williamen_US
dc.identifier.citationLaham, S. M., Gonsalkorale, K., & von Hippel, W. (2005). Darwinian grandparenting: preferential investment in more certain kin. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31(1), 63-72.en_US
dc.description© 2005 SAGE. Publisher’s version is restricted access in accordance with the publisher’s policy.en_US
dc.description.abstractStudies on grandparental investment have revealed that mothers’ fathers are emotionally closer to their grandchildren than are fathers’ mothers. In the current study, it was hypothesized that this difference is caused by the fact that fathers’ mothers often have the potential to invest in genetically more certain kin (children through their daughters). To test this hypothesis, 787 participants rated their emotional closeness and exposure to their grandparents and indicated whether they had cousins through paternal and maternal aunts and uncles. Results indicated that participants felt closer to mothers’ fathers than fathers’ mothers only when alternate investment outlets for fathers’ mothers were available. Closeness ratings to fathers’ fathers also were reduced when they had grandchildren through their daughters. Exposure to grandparents revealed a similar pattern of findings but did not show the same sensitivity to the presence of more certain kin and did not appear to account for the closeness ratings.en_US
dc.subjectclose relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectpaternal uncertaintyen_US
dc.subjectevolutionary psychologyen_US
dc.titleDarwinian grandparenting: preferential investment in more certain kinen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences - Behavioural Scienceen_US
melbourne.source.titlePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletinen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorLaham, Simon
melbourne.accessrightsThis item is currently not available from this repository

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record