Mate choice preferences in an intergroup context: evidence for a sexual coercion threat-management system among women

  title={Mate choice preferences in an intergroup context: evidence for a sexual coercion threat-management system among women},
  author={Melissa M. McDonald and M. Brent Donnellan and Joseph Cesario and Carlos David Navarrete},
  journal={Evolution and Human Behavior},
Abstract Given the importance of reproductive choice in female mating strategies, women may be equipped with a threat-management system that functions to protect reproductive choice by avoiding individuals and situations that have historically posed an increased threat of sexual coercion. Previous research suggests that bias against outgroup men may be one consequence of such a system, resulting from an evolutionary history of intergroup conflict in which women were often at increased risk of… Expand

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