Social support influences preferences for feminine facial cues in potential social partners.

  title={Social support influences preferences for feminine facial cues in potential social partners.},
  author={Christopher D. Watkins and Lisa M. DeBruine and Anthony C. Little and Benedict C. Jones},
  journal={Experimental psychology},
  volume={59 6},
Most previous studies of individual differences in women's and men's preferences for sexually dimorphic physical characteristics have focused on the importance of mating-related factors for judgments of opposite-sex individuals. Although studies have suggested that people may show stronger preferences for feminine individuals of both sexes under conditions where social support may be at a premium (e.g., during phases of the menstrual cycle where raised progesterone prepares women's bodies for… Expand
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