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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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Meta-analyses and p-curves support robust cycle shifts in women's mate preferences: reply to Wood and Carden (2014) and Harris, Pashler, and Mickes (2014).
Two meta-analyses evaluated shifts across the ovulatory cycle in women's mate preferences but reported very different findings. In this journal, we reported robust evidence for the pattern of cycleExpand
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Upset Over Sexual versus Emotional Infidelity Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Adults
One hypothesis derived from evolutionary perspectives is that men are more upset than women by sexual infidelity and women are more upset than men by emotional infidelity. The proposed explanation isExpand
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Mating markets and bargaining hands: Mate preferences for attractiveness and resources in two national U.S. studies
Abstract According to a “mating market” approach, people with desirable traits have a stronger “bargaining hand” and can be more selective when choosing partners. We examined how heterosexual mateExpand
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Exposure to perceived male rivals raises men's testosterone on fertile relative to nonfertile days of their partner's ovulatory cycle
The challenge hypothesis posits that male testosterone levels increase in the presence of fertile females to facilitate mating and increase further in the presence of male rivals to facilitateExpand
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MHC Homozygosity Is Associated with Fast Sexual Strategies in Women
Life History Theory proposes that individuals facing uncontrollable threats to their survival—for example, uncontrollable threats of infectious disease—will pursue a “fast” sexual strategy,Expand
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Falling in love is associated with immune system gene regulation
Although falling in love is one of the most important and psychologically potent events in human life, the somatic implications of new romantic love remain poorly understood. Psychological,Expand
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Subjective Social Status and Inflammatory Gene Expression
Objective: There exists a well-established link between low perceived social status and poorer health outcomes. However, the molecular mechanisms associated with this link remain unclear. This studyExpand
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Women's evaluations of other women's natural body odor depend on target's fertility status
Abstract A large research literature indicates that men perceive women as more attractive when they are at high fertility than at low fertility within the ovulatory cycle. However, it remains unclearExpand
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Genetic compatibility in long-term intimate relationships: partner similarity at major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes may reduce in-pair attraction
Abstract Theoretical models from evolutionary biology predict that individual mate choice will be influenced by the extent of similarity between potential mates at the major histocompatibilityExpand
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