The parental investment theory is a concept discussed in psychology that I will remember in five years. A lot of what will keep the theory interesting through the upcoming years is the idea that it may change as gender roles begin to shift in society. The evolutionary discussions associated with the parental investment theory with the typical roles of women and men will be interesting to observe over the next years. It's interesting to think about how dimorphism occurs, as well as how choosy women typically are. The connections between genetics, evolution, and the theory are all very interesting. There have not been very many theories that connect to so many other aspects of life in my opinion as much as the parental investment theory.
It will be interesting to see if the theory will still hold true within 5-10 years because of all of the social changes that have been occurring throughout time. With homosexual couples and divorces becoming more acceptable in society compared to many years ago, gender roles are also changing within partnerships and families. Keeping this in mind, will the parental investment theory still hold true? Will another sort of evolution begin? The parental investment theory was one of the most memorable concepts because it provided very interesting and applicable explanations that pertain to everyday life and topics discussed in society today.
Modern Family's Cam and Mitchell! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aSzTVrP5FQ