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Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice
TLDR
It was found women displayed general masculinity preferences for men's voices; masculinity preferences were greater in the fertile (late-follicular) phase of the cycle than the non-fertile (early- follicular and luteal) phase; and this effect was most pronounced for women with low average E3G concentration. Expand
Facial resemblance enhances trust
  • L. DeBruine
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 July 2002
TLDR
The effects of an experimental manipulation of facial resemblance in a two–person sequential trust game raised the incidence of trusting a partner, but had no effect on the incidenceOf selfish betrayals of the partner's trust. Expand
Facial attractiveness: evolutionary based research
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The research relating to these issues highlights flexible, sophisticated systems that support and promote adaptive responses to faces that appear to function to maximize the benefits of both the authors' mate choices and more general decisions about other types of social partners. Expand
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
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It is found that women's preferences for social cues associated with possible direct benefits and commitment to relationships are strongest during conditions characterized by raised progesterone level, while attraction to men displaying cues related to possible indirect benefits is strongest when women are most fertile. Expand
Correlated preferences for facial masculinity and ideal or actual partner's masculinity
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It is shown that women's preferences for masculinity manipulated in male faces using techniques similar to the three most widely used methods are positively inter-related and positively related to ratings of the masculinity of their actual partner and their ideal partner. Expand
Trustworthy but not lust-worthy: context-specific effects of facial resemblance
  • L. DeBruine
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 May 2005
TLDR
It is shown that subtly manipulated images of other-sex faces were judged as more trustworthy by the participants they were made to resemble than by control participants, suggesting that facial resemblance is a kinship cue to which humans modulate responses in a context-sensitive manner. Expand
Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces
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These findings complement those from previous studies that show systematic variation in masculinity preferences during the menstrual cycle and suggest that change in testosterone level may play an important role in cyclic shifts in women's preferences for masculine traits. Expand
A domain-specific opposite-sex bias in human preferences for manipulated voice pitch
Women's preferences for masculine characteristics in men's voices and men's preferences for feminine characteristics in women's voices are thought to reflect adaptations that identify high-qualityExpand
Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Face Preferences
TLDR
There is compelling evidence that the function of the effects of menstrual cycle phase on preferences for apparent health and self-resemblance in faces is to increase the likelihood of successful pregnancy. Expand
Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers
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The findings suggest that the mechanisms that underpin reflexive gaze cuing evolved to be sensitive to facial cues of others’ dominance, potentially because such differential gaze cued promoted desirable outcomes from encounters with dominant individuals. Expand
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