A critique of life history approaches to human trait covariation
Microbes and masculinity: Does exposure to pathogenic cues alter women’s preferences for male facial masculinity and beardedness?
- Toneya L. McIntosh, Anthony J. Lee, Morgan J Sidari, R. Stower, James M. Sherlock, B. Dixson
- PsychologyPLoS ONE
- 8 June 2017
Women’s preferences for beards were positively associated with their pathogen disgust, which runs contrary to predictions and may reflect preferences for high quality individuals who can withstand any costs of beardedness, although further replications are necessary before firm conclusions can be made.
Mating Strategies and the Masculinity Paradox: How Relationship Context, Relationship Status, and Sociosexuality Shape Women’s Preferences for Facial Masculinity and Beardedness
- R. Stower, Anthony J. Lee, Toneya L. McIntosh, Morgan J Sidari, James M. Sherlock, B. Dixson
- PsychologyArchives of Sexual Behavior
- 1 April 2020
Results showed that women’s preferences were strongest for average facial masculinity, followed by masculinized faces, with feminized faces being least attractive, and that facial masculinity preferences were stronger when judging for co-parenting partners than for short-term mates.
Multivariate Intra-Sexual Selection on Men’s Perceptions of Male Facial Morphology
- Valeriya Mefodeva, Morgan J Sidari, B. Dixson
- PsychologyAdaptive Human Behavior and Physiology
- 17 March 2020
Objectives Intra-sexual selection has shaped the evolution of sexually dimorphic traits in males of many primates, including humans. In men, sexual dimorphism in craniofacial shape (i.e. facial…
Preferences for Sexually Dimorphic Body Characteristics Revealed in a Large Sample of Speed Daters
- Morgan J Sidari, Anthony J. Lee, Sean C. Murphy, James M. Sherlock, B. Dixson, B. Zietsch
- 7 April 2020
While hundreds of studies have investigated the indices that make up attractive body shapes, these studies were based on preferences measured in the laboratory using pictorial stimuli. Whether these…
Testing the mate-choice hypothesis of the female orgasm: disentangling traits and behaviours
- James M. Sherlock, Morgan J Sidari, Emily A. Harris, F. Barlow, B. Zietsch
- PsychologySocioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology
- 1 January 2016
This is the first study to test within-woman variation in orgasm and partner traits and some assumptions and predictions of mate-choice hypotheses of female orgasm were supported, while other aspects of the findings provide reasons to remain sceptical.
A multivariate analysis of women's mating strategies and sexual selection on men's facial morphology
A significant positive association between moral disgust and preferences for masculine faces and bearded faces is found, providing support for parasite-stress theories of sexual selection and mate choice.
Sex Differences in Misperceptions of Sexual Interest Can Be Explained by Sociosexual Orientation and Men Projecting Their Own Interest Onto Women
- Anthony J. Lee, Morgan J Sidari, Sean C. Murphy, James M. Sherlock, B. Zietsch
- PsychologyPsychology Science
- 23 January 2020
Findings challenge the popular notion that sex differences in misperceptions of sexual interest have evolved as a specialized adaptation to different selection pressures in men and women.
Genomic evidence consistent with antagonistic pleiotropy may help explain the evolutionary maintenance of same-sex sexual behaviour in humans.
It is shown that genetic effects associated with SSB may, in individuals who only engage in opposite-sex sexual behaviour (OSB individuals), confer a mating advantage, and computer simulations suggest that such a mating advantages could help explain how SSB has been evolutionarily maintained.
Intelligence can be detected but is not found attractive in videos and live interactions
- Julie C. Driebe, Morgan J Sidari, Ruben C. Arslan
- PsychologyEvolution and human behavior
- 30 September 2020
Humans’ extraordinary intelligence seems to extend beyond the needs for survival. One theory to explain this surplus intelligence is that it evolved via sexual selection as a fitness indicator to…