Are Human Mating Preferences with Respect to Height Reflected in Actual Pairings?

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Stulp, G. ; Buunk, A.P. ; Pollet, T.V. ; Nettle, D. ; Verhulst, S. (2013)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054186, pmc: PMC3546926
  • Subject: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Mental Health | Anthropometry | Cultural Anthropology | Reproductive System | Sociology | Human Families | Evolutionary Processes | Biological Anthropology | Ecology | Evolutionary Biology | Human Relations | Psychology | Human Evolution | Sexual Reproduction | C800 | Evolutionary Ecology | Anthropology | Biology | Organismal Evolution | Neuroscience | Medicine | Anatomy and Physiology | Physical Anthropology | Social Anthropology | Q | R | Decision Making | Science | Cognitive Neuroscience
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Pair formation, acquiring a mate to form a reproductive unit, is a complex process. Mating preferences are a step in this process. However, due to constraining factors such as availability of mates, rival competition, and mutual mate choice, preferred characteristics ma... View more
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