Mate Preferences Across the Lifespan

  title={Mate Preferences Across the Lifespan},
  author={Lynda G. Boothroyd and Jovana Vukovic},
  journal={The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology},
  • L. Boothroyd, J. Vukovic
  • Published 9 May 2019
  • Psychology
  • The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology
Humans show preferential responses to “attractive” individuals from the first hours of life onward. However, these early preferences are subject to later development in terms of increasing agreement on general attractiveness and preferences for specific dimensions of attractiveness. This chapter outlines aspects of mate choice and considers evidence for their hormonal mediation in adults. It then examines preferences for these traits across infancy, puberty, and menopause and considers… 

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