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Effects of Visual Exposure to the Opposite Sex: Cognitive Aspects of Mate Attraction in Human Males
  • James R. Roney
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality & social psychology bulletin
  • 1 March 2003
A model of mate attraction mechanisms in which input cues from potential mates can prime those psychological representations that facilitate the behavioral expression of courtship tactics is suggested. Expand
Reading men's faces: women's mate attractiveness judgments track men's testosterone and interest in infants
It is suggested that women can detect facial cues of men's hormone concentrations and affinity for children, and that women use perception of these cues to form mate attractiveness judgments. Expand
Behavioral and hormonal responses of men to brief interactions with women
This study tested for behavioral and hormonal reactions of young men to brief social encounters with potential mating partners. Male college students were randomly assigned to engage in a shortExpand
Rapid endocrine responses of young men to social interactions with young women
It is well-established that males of many nonhuman vertebrate species exhibit hormonal reactions to stimuli from potential mates. The present studies were designed to test replication of preliminaryExpand
Hormonal predictors of sexual motivation in natural menstrual cycles
This study is among the first to identify hormonal predictors of within-cycle fluctuations in sexual motivation, and thus adds novel evidence regarding the endocrine correlates of human sexuality. Expand
The Origins of Extraversion: Joint Effects of Facultative Calibration and Genetic Polymorphism
These novel findings initially support an integrative model wherein facultative calibration and specific genetic polymorphisms operate in concert to determine personality variation. Expand
Women's estradiol predicts preference for facial cues of men's testosterone
The findings are the first direct demonstration in humans that hormone concentrations in one sex are associated with attraction to cues of hormonal status in the opposite sex and support a functional role for estradiol in calibrating women's mating psychology to indices of their current fertility. Expand
The role of physical formidability in human social status allocation.
It is argued that adaptations for formidability-based status allocation may have facilitated the evolution of group cooperation in humans and other primates. Expand
Estimated hormones predict women's mate preferences for dominant personality traits
Recent studies have reported that women exhibit elevated preferences for behavioral dominance in potential mates on higher fertility days of the menstrual cycle. This study was designed to test whichExpand
Theoretical frameworks for human behavioral endocrinology
It is argued that parsimony-based models have many shortcomings, and it is concluded that the construction and testing of theoretical frameworks provides a better means of discovering the evolved functions of human endocrine signals. Expand