The Psychometric Evaluation of Human Life Histories: A Reply to Figueredo, Cabeza de Baca, Black, Garcia, Fernandes, Wolf, and Woodley (2015)

Lee Copping, Anne C. Campbell, Steven Muncer, G. B. (George) Richardson

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Abstract

A recent critique of Copping, Campbell, and Muncer raised several issues concerning the validity of psychometric assessment techniques in the study of life history (LH) strategies. In this reply, some of our key concerns about relying on aggregated psy- chometric measures are explained, and we raise questions generally regarding the use of higher order factor structures. Responses to some of the statistical issues raised by Figueredo et al. are also detailed. We stand by our original conclusions and call for more careful consideration of instruments used to evaluate hypotheses derived from LH theory.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalEvolutionary Psychology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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