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dc.contributor.authorBhogal, Manpal Singh
dc.contributor.authorMargana, Lacey
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, James E.
dc.contributor.authorFarrelly, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-17T15:41:05Z
dc.date.available2018-10-17T15:41:05Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-25
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621784
dc.description.abstractThe role of prosocial behaviour in female mate choice has been extensively explored, focusing on the desirability of altruism in potential mates, as well as altruism being a mating signal. However, little research has focused on the desirability of heroism and altruism in potential partners. Furthermore, the synergistic effect of attractiveness on the desirability of prosocial behavior has only recently been explored, and to our knowledge, has not been explored in relation to the desirability of heroism in a romantic partner. We explored the effect of prosociality and attractiveness on female desirability ratings (n =198), and whether desirability was influenced by whether women were seeking a short-term or long-term relationship. We find that women are attracted to men who display heroism and altruism, and this preference is higher when the male is attractive compared to unattractive. Furthermore, preferences for prosocial traits were higher when seeking a long-term compared to a short-term partner. Our findings add to the literature on prosocial behaviour and mate choice. Data and materials [Open Science Framework Project A76P8].
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.subjectRelationship type
dc.subjectAttractiveness
dc.subjectProsociality
dc.subjectAltruism
dc.subjectHeroism
dc.subjectRomantic relationships
dc.titleThe roles of altruism, heroism, and physical attractiveness in female mate choice
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalPersonality and Individual Differences
dc.date.accepted2018-08-25
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW17102018MSB
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08-25
dc.source.volume137
dc.source.issueJanuary
dc.source.beginpage126
dc.source.endpage130
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-17T15:41:05Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2018-10-17T15:41:05Z


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