RUNAWAY SELECTION

Hypothesis of female partner preference suggesting that particular attributes in males are sexually appealing to females, which select partners with such attributes and thus make certain any male offspring is likewise appealing to females, regardless of hereditary superiority. Compare with: good gene hypothesis.

RUNAWAY SELECTION: "Runaway selection explains why so many females pick poor partners."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RUNAWAY SELECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/runaway-selection/ (accessed June 4, 2020).
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