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Sex differences in human mate preferences: Evolutionary hypotheses tested in 37 cultures
Contemporary mate preferences can provide important clues to human reproductive history. Little is known about which characteristics people value in potential mates. Five predictions were made aboutExpand
Sexual strategies theory: an evolutionary perspective on human mating.
A contextual-evolutionary theory of human mating strategies is proposed, hypothesized to have evolved distinct psychological mechanisms that underlie short-term and long-term strategies between men and women. Expand
The Evolution Of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
Origins of Mating Behavior What Women Want Men Want Something Else Casual Sex Attracting A Partner Staying Together Sexual Conflict Breaking Up Changes Over Time Harmony Between The Sexes
Evolutionary Psychology -- The New Science of the Mind
PART ONE - FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 1. The Scientific Movements Leading to Evolutionary Psychology Chapter 2. The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology PART TWO - PROBLEMS OFExpand
Sex Differences in Jealousy: Evolution, Physiology, and Psychology
In species with internal female fertilization, males risk both lowered paternity probability and investment in rival gametes if their mates have sexual contact with other males. Females of suchExpand
Evolutionary Psychology: A New Paradigm for Psychological Science
Psychological science is currently in conceptual disarray, characterized by unconnected mini-theories and isolated empirical findings. We lack a theory of the functional properties of the human mindExpand
From vigilance to violence: Tactics of mate retention in American undergraduates
Although the attraction and selection of mates are central to human reproduction, the retention of acquired mates is often necessary to actualize the promise of reproductive effort. Three empiricalExpand
Preferences in human mate selection.
In this article we examine preferences in mate choice within the broader context of the human mating system. Specifically, we discuss the consequences of mate preferences for the processes ofExpand
The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy Is as Necessary as Love and Sex
David Buss proposes that, while jealousy in excess can of course be damaging, it may be an effective coping strategy to deal with real threats to our closest relationships. He raises provocativeExpand
The evolution of human intrasexual competition: tactics of mate attraction.
  • D. Buss
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 April 1988
Four empirical studies were conducted to identify tactics of intrasexual mate competition and to test four evolution-based hypotheses, which supported the basic hypotheses but revealed several predictive failures and unanticipated findings. Expand