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Conditional expression of women's desires and men's mate guarding across the ovulatory cycle
Thirty-eight normally cycling women provided daily reports of sexual interests and feelings for 35 days. Near ovulation, both pair-bonded and single women reported feeling more physically attractiveExpand
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Do women's mate preferences change across the ovulatory cycle? A meta-analytic review.
Scientific interest in whether women experience changes across the ovulatory cycle in mating-related motivations, preferences, cognitions, and behaviors has surged in the past 2 decades. A prominentExpand
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The Paranoid Optimist: An Integrative Evolutionary Model of Cognitive Biases
  • M. Haselton, D. Nettle
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 1 February 2006
Human cognition is often biased, from judgments of the time of impact of approaching objects all the way through to estimations of social outcomes in the future. We propose these effects and a hostExpand
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Desiring the Muscular Ideal: Men's Body Satisfaction in the United States, Ukraine, and Ghana
Failure to achieve a lean and muscular build, a prominent characteristic of masculinity for many men, may lead to body dissatisfaction. In four studies the authors used silhouette measures to assessExpand
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Adaptations, exaptations, and spandrels.
Adaptation and natural selection are central concepts in the emerging science of evolutionary psychology. Natural selection is the only known causal process capable of producing complex functionalExpand
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Women’s fertility across the cycle increases the short-term attractiveness of creative intelligence
Male provisioning ability may have evolved as a “good dad” indicator through sexual selection, whereas male creativity may have evolved partly as a “good genes” indicator. If so, women near peakExpand
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Changes in Women's Choice of Dress Across the Ovulatory Cycle: Naturalistic and Laboratory Task-Based Evidence
The authors tested the prediction that women prefer clothing that is more revealing and sexy when fertility is highest within the ovulatory cycle. Eighty-eight women reported to the lab twice: onceExpand
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Why Is Muscularity Sexy? Tests of the Fitness Indicator Hypothesis
Evolutionary scientists propose that exaggerated secondary sexual characteristics are cues of genes that increase offspring viability or reproductive success. In six studies the hypothesis thatExpand
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TARGET ARTICLE: Evolutionary Foundations of Cultural Variation: Evoked Culture and Mate Preferences
We articulate an evolutionary perspective on cultural variation, centering on the concept of evoked culture. We then demonstrate how the framework of evoked culture has been used to predict andExpand
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The sexual overperception bias: Evidence of a systematic bias in men from a survey of naturally occurring events.
Abstract According to error management theory ( Haselton & Buss, 2000 ), natural selection will often produce adaptively biased systems of judgment, even when these systems produce more errors thanExpand
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