Mate Choice Copying in Humans

  title={Mate Choice Copying in Humans},
  author={Dc Waynforth},
  journal={Human Nature},
  • D. Waynforth
  • Published 3 July 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human Nature
There is substantial evidence that in human mate choice, females directly select males based on male display of both physical and behavioral traits. In non-humans, there is additionally a growing literature on indirect mate choice, such as choice through observing and subsequently copying the mating preferences of conspecifics (mate choice copying). Given that humans are a social species with a high degree of sharing information, long-term pair bonds, and high parental care, it is likely that… Expand

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