Adaptive Individual Differences Revisited

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Abstract

Humans possess a complex array of evolved psychological mechanisms, only a subset of which is activated at any particular time. Attempts to reduce human sexual strategies to a single, rigid, invariant strategy, and to label departures from a single strategy as maladjusted, fail to accord with a large body of empirical evidence. Personality psychology cannot afford to ignore the rich repertoire of individual differences, some of which are adaptively patterned.

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