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

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Stulp, Gert; Buunk, Abraham P.; Pollet, Thomas V.; Nettle, Daniel; Verhulst, Simon;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054186, pmc: PMC3546926
  • Subject: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | SEXUAL-DIMORPHISM | Mental Health | Anthropometry | Cultural Anthropology | Reproductive System | Sociology | Human Families | Evolutionary Processes | Biological Anthropology | Ecology | Evolutionary Biology | Human Relations | Psychology | Human Evolution | C800 | Sexual Reproduction | CONSEQUENCES | UNIVERSAL | Evolutionary Ecology | REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS | Anthropology | Biology | Organismal Evolution | Neuroscience | WEIGHT | Medicine | BODY HEIGHT | MATE CHOICE | Anatomy and Physiology | Physical Anthropology | Social Anthropology | Q | R | VARIABLE PREFERENCES | SELECTION | Science | Decision Making | Cognitive Neuroscience | CONFLICT
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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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