Mate Choices in Animals and Humans. Individual Satisfactions and Social Behaviors

By Michel Kreutzer, Georges Augustins

Social life in man and animal is considered as a means used by individuals to gain satisfactions. Sexual reproduction, social perpetuation and the exercise of power are all major goals. In man and animal the forms of marriage and sexual pairing are analyzed through the Darwinian theory of sexual selection as it encompasses aesthetic preferences. It seems to the authors that the behaviors of man and animals are better understood if they are considered as subjects of desires.


  • mate choice
  • sexual selection
  • aesthetic choices
  • reproduction
  • perpetuation
  • desirability
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