Sex difference in sports interest: What does evolution say?

Posted by on May 5, 2016 6:48 pm
Categories: health

Sports are enormously popular, and one striking pattern is that boys and men are typically much more involved than are girls and women. This sex difference has policy implications, and it raises fundamental questions about the nature of sex differences. Although scholars from many disciplines have explored sex differences in sport involvement, few have addressed the issue from a broad, evolutionary perspective. A recent review article synthesizes the relevant theoretical and empirical work.

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