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Title in Portuguese: Attractive men's desirability as a long-term partner varies with ascribed excitement values
Author: Lopes, Guilherme Sobreira
Santos, Walberto Silva dos
Shackelford, Todd Kennedy
Tratner, Adam
Gouveia, Valdiney Veloso
Keywords: Attractiveness
Sex differences
Mate preferences
Evolutionary psychology
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Personality and Individual Differences
Citation: Lopes, G. S.; Santos, W. S.; Shackelford, T. K.; Tratner, A. E.; Gouveia, V. V. (2017)
Abstract: Values guide behaviors and cognitively represent needs. Expressed values may provide relevant cues that affect mate selection. In particular, individuals endorsing excitement values (e.g., emotion, pleasure, sexuality) are more likely to commit infidelity. Therefore, a person's desirability as a long-term partner may be negatively affected by that person's endorsement of excitement values. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a 2 (sex) × 2 (ascribed values) × 2 (facial attractiveness) factorial design experiment. Participants were 80 individuals, aged between 17 and 48 years (M=24.1, SD=5.61), mostly heterosexual (93.8%). Participants rated how desirable the person depicted in the factorial scenarios is as a long-termpartner, on a 6-point Likert scale (undesirable–very desirable). Attractive men's desirability as a long-term partner decreased when associated with excitement values, providing some support for evolutionarily informed hypotheses. We discuss results in light of evolutionary hypotheses of mate selection, highlighting limitations and identifying directions for future research.
Description: LOPES, Guilherme Sobreira; SANTOS, Walberto Silva dos; SHACKELFORD, Todd Kennedy; TRATNER, Adam E.; GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso. Attractive men's desirability as a long-term partner varies with ascribed excitement values. Personality and Individual Differences, London, v. 107, p. 6-9, 2017.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 0191-8869
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