Lars Penke (2009)

Adaptive developmental plasticity might not contribute much to the adaptiveness of reproductive strategies. A commentary on M. Del Giudice

Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 32:38-39.

Del Giudice's model belongs among those that highlight the role of adaptive developmental plasticity in human reproductive strategies; but at least three other forms of evolutionary adaptation also influence reproductive behavior. Similar to earlier models, the existing evidence suggests that Del Giudice's hypothesized effects are rather weak. In particular, adult attachment styles are hardly predictive of outcomes visible to natural selection.