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    Individual differences in female mate preferences as a function of attachment and hypothetical ecological conditions

    Cohen, D.L. and Belsky, Jay (2008) Individual differences in female mate preferences as a function of attachment and hypothetical ecological conditions. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 6 (1), pp. 25-42. ISSN 0737-4828.

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    Abstract

    In order to integrate attachment and behavioral-ecological research on human mating, the current study examined how romantic attachment security and ecological condition related to female mating preferences. Ecological condition was manipulated experimentally by having 18–37-year-olds imagine themselves in each of three life circumstances (predictably safe, unpredictably safe-risky, predictably risky) and repeatedly complete the Birkbeck Mating Questionnaire for each scenario, as well as a widely used measure of romantic attachment (once). Results revealed consistent effects of ecological condition showing that mate preferences varied as a function of resource availability-predictability (e.g. as resources decrease what females reportedly seek in a mate become less important and earlier sexual intercourse along with shorter-term relationships is desired), but few effects of attachment.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): adult attachment, behavioral ecology, mating preferences, resource availability, females
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 11:53
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2303

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