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Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice
Men with low testosterone (feminine men) invest in relationships and offspring more than men with high testosterone (masculine men). Women's attraction to testosterone dependent traits (e.g.Expand
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Facial attractiveness: evolutionary based research
Face preferences affect a diverse range of critical social outcomes, from mate choices and decisions about platonic relationships to hiring decisions and decisions about social exchange. Firstly, weExpand
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Symmetry, sexual dimorphism in facial proportions and male facial attractiveness
Facial symmetry has been proposed as a marker of developmental stability that may be important in human mate choice. Several studies have demonstrated positive relationships between facial symmetryExpand
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Partnership status and the temporal context of relationships influence human female preferences for sexual dimorphism in male face shape
Secondary sexual characteristics may indicate quality of the immune system and therefore a preference for masculinity may confer genetic benefits to offspring; however, high masculinity may beExpand
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Commitment to relationships and preferences for femininity and apparent health in faces are strongest on days of the menstrual cycle when progesterone level is high
Previous studies of changes in women's behavior during the menstrual cycle have offered insight into the motivations underpinning women's preferences for social cues associated with possible directExpand
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Facial appearance affects voting decisions.
Human groups are unusual among primates in that our leaders are often democratically selected. Faces affect hiring decisions and could influence voting behavior. Here, we show that facial appearanceExpand
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Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces
Women's preferences for masculinity in men's faces, voices and behavioral displays change during the menstrual cycle and are strongest around ovulation. While previous findings suggest that change inExpand
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Correlated preferences for facial masculinity and ideal or actual partner's masculinity
Studies of women's preferences for male faces have variously reported preferences for masculine faces, preferences for feminine faces and no effect of masculinity–femininity on male facialExpand
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Preferences for masculinity in male bodies change across the menstrual cycle
In human females cyclic shifts in preference have been documented for odour and physical and behavioral male traits. Women prefer the smell of dominant males, more masculine male faces and menExpand
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Facial symmetry and judgements of apparent health: Support for a “good genes” explanation of the attractiveness–symmetry relationship
Abstract The “good genes” explanation of attractiveness posits that mate preferences favour healthy individuals due to direct and indirect benefits associated with the selection of a healthy mate.Expand
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