Meta-Analysis of Menstrual Cycle Effects on Women’s Mate Preferences

@article{Wood2014MetaAnalysisOM,
  title={Meta-Analysis of Menstrual Cycle Effects on Women’s Mate Preferences},
  author={Wendy Wood and Laura M. Kressel and Priyanka Joshi and Brian E. Louie},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={229 - 249}
}
In evolutionary psychology predictions, women’s mate preferences shift between fertile and nonfertile times of the month to reflect ancestral fitness benefits. Our meta-analytic test involving 58 independent reports (13 unpublished, 45 published) was largely nonsupportive. Specifically, fertile women did not especially desire sex in short-term relationships with men purported to be of high genetic quality (i.e., high testosterone, masculinity, dominance, symmetry). The few significant… Expand

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