Costs of intra-sexual competition

Intra-sexual competition is the practice of competing against same-sex individuals for access to resources or romantic partners. A significant body of work has shown that intra-sexual competition comes with costs, often focusing on the physical risks associated with male intra-sexual competition, though some work has also focused on the risks that women undertake when competing against other women.

My work aims to expand our understanding of the costs of intra-sexual competition beyond direct physical risks. I am currently working on projects aimed at investigating the costs of intra-sexual competition multiple domains.