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pair bond

n.
The temporary or permanent association formed between two animals during courtship and mating.

pair′-bond′ v.

pair bond

a relationship established between the male and female of higher vertebrates for breeding purposes. In some cases, such as swans, it may last for life.
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He does express concern, though, about how a person's genetic information could be used with respect to vasopressin, the other neurotransmitter involved in pair bonding.
First, self assessments of attachment security in the context of romantic relationships, presumed to be shaped by rearing history, systematically relate to a variety of aspects of sexual behavior, mating and pair bonding in a manner consistent with BSD theorising.
Our hunting history provides strong evidence for monogamous relationship between men and women; for men, by making a large investment in time and energy by hunting in a male group, required both trustworthy pair bonding with their spouses, and male-male behavioural adaptations that precluded the risk of extramarital coupling from other males.
Jim Brady admired flowering snowdrops in Prescot last week, while jackdaws started pair bonding on the roof of Our Lady and St Joseph's Church.
Villagers were also trained to collect and record behavioral data such as eating habits, flight capability, flock socialization, pair bonding, and aggression.
Birds use many different breeding strategies -- ranging from rampant promiscuity to life-long pair bonding -- to perpetuate their species.
The range of behavior, from same-sex cooperating to pair bonding [a couple-like arrangement] among some animals, including cheetahs, bottlenose dolphins, and silver gulls, can last temporarily or a lifetime.
From this observation sprang a dogma that pair bonding is a special type of social behavior tied to the presence of oxytocin receptors in the nucleus accumbens.
In fact, injections of oxytocin into the brain of a female vole can duplicate the effects of mating and induce pair bonding.
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But the new computer simulation ignored brain size, hunting and pair bonding, and showed that even a weak grandmother effect can make the simulated creatures evolve from chimp-like longevity to human longevity.
Humans have exploited the biology of pair bonding to form larger groups, from bands of foragers to modern civilizations, the Berkeley scientist maintains.