publication . Thesis . 2007

The effects of female status on sex differentiated mate preferences

Moore, Fhionna R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: University of St Andrews
  • Country: United Kingdom
Mate preferences provide an opportunity to explore the validity of evolutionary and social role origin theories of sex differences in human behaviour. In evolutionary models, preferences are sex-specific adaptive responses to constraints to reproductive success. In social role models, sex differences arise from the allocation of men and women to different gender roles. I explored the effects of the status of women on preferences to assess the validity of the origin theories. I developed an adequate measure of female status (i.e. resource control), and explored its effects on female preferences in an online survey (Chapter 3), a mail-shot survey (Chapter 4), and ...
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free text keywords: BF692.3M7, Mate selection--Sex differences, Human behavior--Sex differences, Interpersonal attraction
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