Women’s fertility across the cycle increases the short-term attractiveness of creative intelligence

@article{Haselton2006WomensFA,
  title={Women’s fertility across the cycle increases the short-term attractiveness of creative intelligence},
  author={Martie G. Haselton and Geoffrey F. Miller},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={50-73}
}
Male provisioning ability may have evolved as a “good dad” indicator through sexual selection, whereas male creativity may have evolved partly as a “good genes” indicator. If so, women near peak fertility (midcycle) should prefer creativity over wealth, especially in short-term mating. Forty-one normally cycling women read vignettes describing creative but poor men vs. uncreative but rich men. Women’s estimated fertility predicted their short-term (but not long-term) preference for creativity… Expand

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