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Descent systems, paternity uncertainty and cousin-directed altruism

Title
Descent systems, paternity uncertainty and cousin-directed altruism
Authors
Jeon J.Yoon J.-Y.Choe J.C.
Ewha Authors
최재천
SCOPUS Author ID
최재천scopus
Issue Date
2008
Journal Title
Journal of Ecology and Field Biology
ISSN
1975-020XJCR Link
Citation
vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 243 - 247
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SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
Jeon and Buss (2007) found that human altruistic tendencies towards different categories of cousins are adaptively regulated as a consequence of paternity uncertainty. Since the study sample was drawn from a large US city where the effects of patrilineality may be week, the question of whether descent systems also independently affect cousin-directed altruism remained unanswered. We replicated the cousin-directed altruism study in a population of urban Korean college students, who have lived in a highly patrilineal society. As predicted, mother's sister's children were favored the most, followed by both mother's brother's and father's sister's children. Contrary to our predictions, however, father's brother's children was more, not less, favored than either mother's brother's or father's sister's children. We discuss why this cross-cultural difference may be observed with regard to the highly patrilineal culture in Korea.
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