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Formidable and Dominant 1 . 1 2 3 4 Women ’ s Vulnerability and Preferences for Physically Formidable and Dominant Mates : 5 How Specific Are the Underlying Psychological Mechanisms ? 6 7

@inproceedings{Ryder2016FormidableAD,
  title={Formidable and Dominant 1 . 1 2 3 4 Women ’ s Vulnerability and Preferences for Physically Formidable and Dominant Mates : 5 How Specific Are the Underlying Psychological Mechanisms ? 6 7},
  author={Hannah Ryder and John Maltby and Lovedeep Rai and Phil Jones and Heather D. Flowe},
  year={2016}
}
16 Previous research shows that feelings of vulnerability, as measured by fear of crime, are associated 17 with preferences for physically formidable and dominant mates (PPFDM), ostensibly because of the 18 physical protection such mates can afford. In the lab and in the field, we tested whether the 19 relationship between PPFDM and fear of crime is pronounced when the risk of crime is relatively 20 high, and for crimes that are evolutionarily more costly. In Study 1, women were presented with… 

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