Ovulation as a male mating prime: subtle signs of women's fertility influence men's mating cognition and behavior.

@article{Miller2011OvulationAA,
  title={Ovulation as a male mating prime: subtle signs of women's fertility influence men's mating cognition and behavior.},
  author={Saul L. Miller and Jon K. Maner},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={295-308}
}
Women's reproductive fertility peaks for a few days in the middle of their cycle around ovulation. Because conception is most likely to occur inside this brief fertile window, evolutionary theories suggest that men possess adaptations designed to maximize their reproductive success by mating with women during their peak period of fertility. In this article, we provide evidence from 3 studies that subtle cues of fertility prime mating motivation in men, thus facilitating psychological and… CONTINUE READING
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