The Resemblance of One-year-old Infants to Their Fathers: Refuting Christenfeld & Hill (1995)

French, Robert M. and Brédart, Serge and Huart, Johanne and Labiouse, Christophe L. (2000) The Resemblance of One-year-old Infants to Their Fathers: Refuting Christenfeld & Hill (1995). [Conference Paper]

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In 1995 Christenfeld and Hill published a paper that purported to show at one year of age, infants resemble their fathers more than their mothers. Evolution, they argued, would have produced this result since it would ensure male parental resources, since the paternity of the infant would no longer be in doubt. We believe this result is false. We present the results of two experiments (and mention a third) which are very far from replicating Christenfeld and Hill’s data. In addition, we provide an evolutionary explanation as to why evolution would not have favored the result reported by Christenfeld and Hill.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:parental resemblance, cuckoldry
Subjects:Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
ID Code:3632
Deposited By: Labiouse, Mr. Christophe L.
Deposited On:12 May 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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