Extending parasite-stress theory to variation in human mate preferences

Debruine, L.M. , Little, A.C. and Jones, B.C. (2012) Extending parasite-stress theory to variation in human mate preferences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(2), pp. 86-87. (doi: 10.1017/S0140525X11000987)

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In this commentary we suggest that Fincher & Thornhill's (F&T's) parasite-stress theory of social behaviors and attitudes can be extended to mating behaviors and preferences. We discuss evidence from prior correlational and experimental studies that support this claim. We also reanalyze data from two of those studies using F&T's new parasite stress measures.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:DeBruine, Professor Lisa and Jones, Professor Benedict
Authors: Debruine, L.M., Little, A.C., and Jones, B.C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:Behavioral and Brain Sciences
ISSN (Online):1469-1825
Published Online:31 January 2012

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