publication . Thesis . 2007

The effects of female status on sex differentiated mate preferences

Moore, Fhionna R.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: University of St Andrews
  • Country: United States
Abstract
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 ...
Subjects
free text keywords: BF692.3M7, Mate selection--Sex differences, Human behavior--Sex differences, Interpersonal attraction
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