Donald Symons's research while affiliated with University of California, Santa Barbara and other places

Publications (2)

Book
Patterns in the data on human sexuality support the hypothesis that the bases of sexual emotions are products of natural selection. Most generally, the universal existence of laws, rules, and gossip about sex, the pervasive interest in other people's sex lives, the widespread seeking of privacy for sexual intercourse, and the secrecy that normally...

Citations

... Unwanted celibacy is not a condition experienced exclusively by Incels, but rather is a condition that would have been experienced by some people, especially men, throughout human evolutionary history (Symons, 1979). According to parental investment theory, women must invest substantially more in parenting than men to achieve successful reproduction (Trivers, 1972). ...
... Our results show that fieldwork is a low-risk environment for perpetrators in regard to a lack of consequences, and that this may facilitate sexual misconduct. While there have been many theories as to why sexual misconduct occurs, one common theme is the concept of a low-risk environment (e,g, Hagen 1979;Symons 1979;Vandermassen 2011). ...