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Sex Differences in Mate Preferences Across 45 Countries: A Large-Scale Replication

Walter, Kathryn V.; Conroy-Beam, Daniel; Buss, David M.; Asao, Kelly; Sorokowska, Agnieszka; Sorokowski, Piotr; Aavik, Toivo; Akello, Grace; Alhabahba, Mohammad Madallh; Alm, Charlotte; Bizumic, Boris; Lennard, Georgina; McKerchar, Sarah; Monaghan, Conal


Considerable research has examined human mate preferences across cultures, finding universal sex differences in preferences for attractiveness and resources as well as sources of systematic cultural variation. Two competing perspectives-an evolutionary psychological perspective and a biosocial role perspective-offer alternative explanations for these findings. However, the original data on which each perspective relies are decades old, and the literature is fraught with conflicting methods,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-03-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Science
DOI: 10.1177/0956797620904154


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