Christopher Harju

Christopher Harju
Åbo Akademi University · Department of Psychology and Logopedics

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Due to the intense selection pressure against inbreeding, humans are expected to possess psychological adaptations that regulate mate choice and avoid inbreeding. From a gene’s-eye perspective, there is little difference in the evolutionary costs between situations where an individual him/herself is participating in inbreeding and inbreeding among...
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Due to the intense selection pressure against inbreeding, humans are expected to possess psychological adaptations that regulate mate choice and avoid inbreeding. From a gene’s-eye perspective, there is little difference in the evolutionary costs between situations where an individual him/herself is participating in inbreeding and inbreeding among...
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Due to the intense selection pressure against inbreeding, humans are expected to possess psychological adaptations that regulate mate choice and avoid inbreeding. From a gene’s-eye perspective, there is little difference in the evolutionary costs between situations where an individual him/herself is participating in inbreeding and inbreeding among...
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Poster presented at the 2017 meeting of the European Brain and Behaviour Society in Bilbao, Spain.
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Due to intense selection pressure, humans are thought to have psychological systems that regulate inbreeding. The difference between inbreeding situations where the self is participating and inbreeding among other relatives is only quantitative. Earlier research has not examined whether human inbreeding avoidance follows inclusivefitness theory. Us...
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Evolutionary theory suggests that the availability of environmental cues of biological relatedness (i.e., kinship cues) is an important predictor of both positive investment (e.g., altruism) and maltreatment (e.g., physical and sexual abuse) within families. Although several studies have supported these assumptions, many suffer methodological limit...

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The aim of this project is to better understand the individual-level regulation of functional incest aversion. Another aim is to also understand the contexts in which functional incest aversion breaks down and increases the risk of intra-familial sexual abuse.