Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29501
Title:
Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces.
Authors:
Welling, L.L.M.; Jones, B.C.; DeBruine, L.M.; Conway, C.A.; Law Smith, M.J.; Little, A.C.; Feinberg, D.R.; Sharp, Martin A.; Al-Dujaili, E.A.S.
Abstract:
Women's preferences for masculinity in men's faces, voices and behavioral displays change during the menstrual cycle and are strongest around ovulation. While previous findings suggest that change in progesterone level is an important hormonal mechanism for such variation, it is likely that changes in the levels of other hormones will also contribute to cyclic variation in masculinity preferences. Here we compared women's preferences for masculine faces at two points in the menstrual cycle where women differed in salivary testosterone, but not in salivary progesterone or estrogen. Preferences for masculinity were strongest when women's testosterone levels were relatively high. Our findings complement those from previous studies that show systematic variation in masculinity preferences during the menstrual cycle and suggest that change in testosterone level may play an important role in cyclic shifts in women's preferences for masculine traits.
Citation:
Hormones and Behavior, 52(2): 156-161
Publisher:
Elsevier Science Direct
Journal:
Hormones and Behavior
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29501
DOI:
10.1016/j.yhbeh.2007.01.010
PubMed ID:
17559852
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WGC-4NJWNY1-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=9367d96c6691540d8f0b6f5d8039f548
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0018-506X
Appears in Collections:
Psychology of Health Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWelling, L.L.M.-
dc.contributor.authorJones, B.C.-
dc.contributor.authorDeBruine, L.M.-
dc.contributor.authorConway, C.A.-
dc.contributor.authorLaw Smith, M.J.-
dc.contributor.authorLittle, A.C.-
dc.contributor.authorFeinberg, D.R.-
dc.contributor.authorSharp, Martin A.-
dc.contributor.authorAl-Dujaili, E.A.S.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-04T12:00:13Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-04T12:00:13Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationHormones and Behavior, 52(2): 156-161en
dc.identifier.issn0018-506X-
dc.identifier.pmid17559852-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.yhbeh.2007.01.010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29501-
dc.description.abstractWomen's preferences for masculinity in men's faces, voices and behavioral displays change during the menstrual cycle and are strongest around ovulation. While previous findings suggest that change in progesterone level is an important hormonal mechanism for such variation, it is likely that changes in the levels of other hormones will also contribute to cyclic variation in masculinity preferences. Here we compared women's preferences for masculine faces at two points in the menstrual cycle where women differed in salivary testosterone, but not in salivary progesterone or estrogen. Preferences for masculinity were strongest when women's testosterone levels were relatively high. Our findings complement those from previous studies that show systematic variation in masculinity preferences during the menstrual cycle and suggest that change in testosterone level may play an important role in cyclic shifts in women's preferences for masculine traits.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Science Directen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WGC-4NJWNY1-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=9367d96c6691540d8f0b6f5d8039f548-
dc.subjectFace perceptionen
dc.subjectAttractivenessen
dc.subjectSexual dimorphismen
dc.subjectTestosteroneen
dc.subjectMenstrual cycleen
dc.subjectAndrogenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshBeautyen
dc.subject.meshFaceen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen
dc.subject.meshSalivaen
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavioren
dc.subject.meshSocial Desirabilityen
dc.subject.meshTestosteroneen
dc.titleRaised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHormones and Behavioren

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