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How valid are assessments of conception probability in ovulatory cycle research? Evaluations, recommendations, and theoretical implications
Abstract Over the past two decades, a large literature examining psychological changes across women's ovulatory cycles has accumulated, emphasizing comparisons between fertile and non-fertile phasesExpand
Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces
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
Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle
A pattern of increased attractiveness during peak fertility in the menstrual cycle is strongly suggested and implicate estradiol and progesterone in driving these changes. Expand
Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers
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
The health of a nation predicts their mate preferences: cross-cultural variation in women's preferences for masculinized male faces
This work investigates the relationship between women's preferences for male facial masculinity and a health index derived from World Health Organization statistics for mortality rates, life expectancies and the impact of communicable disease and shows non-arbitrary cross-cultural differences in facial attractiveness judgements. Expand
Intrasexual competition among women: Vocal femininity affects perceptions of attractiveness and flirtatiousness
Abstract Cognitive mechanisms for recognizing high quality sexual rivals should facilitate the economical allocation of mating effort. Women compete to attract male investment, and previous studiesExpand
Salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion in faces is enhanced when progesterone levels are raised
Women demonstrated a greater tendency to perceive fearful and disgusted expressions with averted gaze as more intense than those with direct gaze when their progesterone level was relatively high, suggesting women are more sensitive to facial cues signalling nearby contagion and physical threat when raised progestersone level prepares the body for pregnancy. Expand
Sexual selection on male vocal fundamental frequency in humans and other anthropoids
It is shown across anthropoids that sexual dimorphism in fundamental frequency (F0) increased during evolutionary transitions towards polygyny, and decreased during transitions towards monogamy, and that low-F0 vocalizations predict perceptions of men's dominance and attractiveness and predict hormone profiles related to immune function. Expand
Visual adaptation to masculine and feminine faces influences generalized preferences and perceptions of trustworthiness
Although previous studies of individual differences in preferences for masculinity in male faces have typically emphasized the importance of factors such as changes in levels of sex hormones duringExpand
Monogamy versus Consensual Non-Monogamy: Alternative Approaches to Pursuing a Strategically Pluralistic Mating Strategy
The frequency of partner-directed mate retention behaviors and several self- and partner-rated romantic relationship evaluations within monogamous and consensually non-monogamous relationships are examined to hypothesize that these relationship configurations are alternative strategies for pursuing a strategically pluralistic mating strategy. Expand