CSCAN ROUNDS
Friday March 2nd 2018, 1:00pm
YOUR BROTHER, YOUR BEARD, AND YOUR BOOGIE MOVES: STUDIES ON HUMAN MATE CHOICE.
Much research within evolutionary psychology has focussed on human attraction because of its importance to sexual selection. Here, I will talk about four recent studies in this area. The first two studies show that people may reference the physical appearance of their parents and siblings when they select a partner. Next, I will discuss how differences in men’s voice pitch and beard growth affect perceptions of the men’s attractiveness and dominance. Finally, I will present data on movements that characterise high-quality female dance. Together, these studies demonstrate some of the theory and evidence underlying contemporary research in human mate choice.
PRESENTED BY
Dr. Tamsin Saxton
Associate Professor
from the Department of Psychology, Northumbria University
INVITED BY
Dr. Lisa DeBruine