Partnership status and the temporal context of relationships influence human female preferences for sexual dimorphism in male face shape

@article{Little2002PartnershipSA,
  title={Partnership status and the temporal context of relationships influence human female preferences for sexual dimorphism in male face shape},
  author={Anthony C. Little and Benedict C. Jones and Ian S. Penton-Voak and D Michael Burt and David Ian Perrett},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={269},
  pages={1095 - 1100}
}
  • A. C. Little, B. Jones, +2 authors D. Perrett
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
Secondary sexual characteristics may indicate quality of the immune system and therefore a preference for masculinity may confer genetic benefits to offspring; however, high masculinity may be associated with costs of decreased paternal investment. The current study examined women's preferences for masculinity in male faces by using computer graphics to allow transformation between feminine and masculine versions of individual male faces. We found that preferences for masculinity are increased… Expand
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