Cari D. Goetz

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Evolutionary psychology has emerged over the past 15 years as a major theoretical perspective, generating an increasing volume of empirical studies and assuming a larger presence within psychological science. At the same time, it has generated critiques and remains controversial among some psychologists. Some of the controversy stems from hypotheses that go(More)
Replies to comments on Evolutionary psychology: Controversies, questions, prospects, and limitations (see record 2010-02208-001) by Confer et al. The purpose of which was to clarify the logic of evolutionary psychology and clear up some of the more common misunderstandings about it. In this response, we address the key points raised by the commentators.
Although antiexploitation adaptations, such as cheater-detection mechanisms, have been well explored, comparatively little research has focused on identifying adaptations for exploitation. The present study had two purposes: (1) to identify observable cues that afford information about which women are sexually exploitable and (2) to test the hypothesis that(More)
Article history: Received 16 February 2016 Received in revised form 19 July 2016 Accepted 20 July 2016 Available online xxxx Leaving onemating relationship and entering another, serialmating, is commonly observed inmany cultures. An array of circumstances can prompt a mate switch. These include (1) unanticipated costs inflicted by one's mate, or(More)
⁎ Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 210 857 0146. E-mail address: (D. Conroy 1090-5138/© 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Please cite this article as: Conroy-Beam, D., e fulfillment or mate value discrepan..., Evoluti Article history: Initial receipt 18 June 2015 Final revision(More)
Two studies examined women's perception of the relationship between sexual exploitability and sexual attractiveness and women's use of cues to sexual exploitability to signal sexual accessibility. Study 1 (N = 77) found that women accurately assessed other women displaying cues to sexual exploitability both as sexually exploitable and sexually attractive to(More)
Research has documented that men are sexually attracted to women displaying cues to sexual exploit-ability. The current study investigated individual differences hypothesized to predict the display of exploitability cues as a mate attraction tactic. It was predicted that women who are more inclined toward short-term mating, high in openness, and high in(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o An evolutionary perspective anticipates predictable forms of sexual conflict in human mating relationships. Humans have evolved a psychology of tactical deployment designed to influence a partner's behavior to be closer to the actor's own optimum. Tactics are diverse, ranging from benefit-bestowing to cost-inflicting. We discuss(More)
This study examined women's video dating profiles to determine what their advertised mate preferences revealed about their mate value and relationship interests. Women created a one-minute long video dating profile for a hypothetical dating website. The videos were content analyzed into four categories of stated mate preferences: 1) "good genes" indicators(More)
0191-8869/$ see front matter 2010 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.05.018 * Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 954 829 6625. E-mail address: (J.A. Eas Beginning in their late twenties, women face the unique adaptive problem of declining fertility eventually terminating at menopause. We hypothesize women have evolved a(More)