The spandrels of Santa Barbara? A new perspective on the peri-ovulation paradigm

@article{Havlek2015TheSO,
  title={The spandrels of Santa Barbara? A new perspective on the peri-ovulation paradigm},
  author={J. Havl{\'i}{\vc}ek and K. Cobey and L. Barrett and K. Klapilov{\'a} and Susan C. Roberts},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={1249-1260}
}
Numerous recent studies document peri-ovulatory increases in women’s physical attractiveness and in their preferences for certain male traits, which appear to be linked to cyclical fluctuation in levels of ovarian hormones. Changes in physical traits are subtle, leading to the widespread conclusion that cues of ovulation are adaptively concealed. It has been argued that concealment enables women to pursue a mixed-mating strategy characterized by pair-bonding with opportunistic extrapair… Expand
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