Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

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Development of Sex Differences

  • Ashlyn Swift-Gallant
  • Lindsay A. Coome
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_666-1

Synonyms

Definitions

Activational effects

Transient effects of hormones that occur throughout life.

Asexual reproduction

Offspring produced from a single organism that inherits the entire genome of the parent organism.

Diploid

Having two sets of chromosomes or double the number of chromosomes in the germ cell.

Eusociality

Cooperative breeding strategy in which usually one female and a few males are reproductively active, whereas the rest of the nonbreeding members provide care for the offspring of the colony and gather food and resources for the colony.

Haploid

Having a set of chromosomes equal to the number in the germ cell.

Heterogametic

Refers to the sex of a species that has two different sex chromosomes.

Homogametic

Refers to the sex of a species that has two of the same-sex chromosomes.

Intersexual competition

Mate choice, occurs when an individual is...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Doug P. VanderLaan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississaugaCanada
  2. 2.Child, Youth and Family DivisionCentre for Addiction and Mental HealthTorontoCanada