COMMENTARIES ON Evolutionary Foundations of Cultural Variation: Evoked Culture and Mate Preferences

  title={COMMENTARIES ON Evolutionary Foundations of Cultural Variation: Evoked Culture and Mate Preferences},
  journal={Psychological Inquiry},
  pages={137 - 96}
  • Published 2006
  • Psychological Inquiry
Stepping Out of the Caveman’s Shadow
Two studies show that gender differences in mate preferences with presumed evolutionary roots decline proportionally to increases in nations’ gender parity and a novel measure of gender equality is revisited. Expand
Beyond global sociosexual orientations: a more differentiated look at sociosexuality and its effects on courtship and romantic relationships.
3 theoretically meaningful components of sociosexuality are established: past behavioral experiences, the attitude toward uncommitted sex, and soci homosexual desire (all measured by a revised version of the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory): within couples, the 3 components showed distinct degrees of assortative mating and distinct effects on the romantic partner. Expand
Zoonotic and Non-Zoonotic Diseases in Relation to Human Personality and Societal Values: Support for the Parasite-Stress Model
Supporting the parasite-stress model, cross-national differences in personality traits and in societal values are predicted specifically by non-zoonotic parasite prevalence. Expand
A Chronic Lack of Perceived Personal Control Increases Women and Men’s Self-Reported Preference for High-Status Characteristics When Selecting Romantic Partners in Simulated Dating Situations
The question what people desire in their romantic partner has hitherto been dominated by a focus on gender. It has been repeatedly found that, when asked what they find important in selecting aExpand
An Investigation of Associations and Incidence of Anxiety, Depression, Perceived Vulnerability to Diseases, and Fear of COVID-19 Among Nigerian Health Care Workers
A high prevalence of anxiety, depression, and perceived vulnerability to diseases (PVD) was observed among Nigerian HCWs and reported symptoms of psychopathology are also strong independent and joint predictors of fear of COVID-19. Expand
Community Mitigation of COVID-19 and Portrayal of Testing on TikTok: Descriptive Study
The finding of an association between TikTok videos that mentioned or suggested that COVID-19 tests were disgusting/unpleasant and these videos’ propensity to garner views and likes is of concern is of Concern. Expand
Concern About Contracting COVID-19 Predicts Men’s Preference for Female Facial Femininity, But Not Women’s Preference for Male Facial Masculinity
The results support previous findings that men’s preferences for female faces are shifted to less feminine faces under pathogenic threat and provide support for the distinction between the behavioral immune system and pathogen disgust, at least for men”s preference for feminine female faces. Expand
Contracting COVID-19: A Longitudinal Investigation of the Impact of Beliefs and Knowledge
Nearly all of the included individual difference measures significantly predicted whether a person reported believing they had contracted COVID-19 as well as whether they had actually tested positive for the virus in this four-month period. Expand
Contracting COVID-19: a longitudinal investigation of the impact of beliefs and knowledge
Nearly all of the included individual difference measures significantly predicted whether a person reported testing positive for the virus in this four-month period, and all of these relationships were primarily mediated by whether participants held accurate knowledge about COVID-19. Expand
Disease avoidance: A predictor of sexist attitudes toward females
Infectious disease poses a threat to reproductive fitness. However, the costs associated with infectious disease are often greater for females than males. Sexist attitudes toward females may have inExpand