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dc.contributor.authorBhogal, Manpal Singh
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Niall
dc.contributor.authorManktelow, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-18T11:58:32Z
dc.date.available2018-10-18T11:58:32Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-04
dc.identifier.issn0033-2941
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0033294118764640
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621785
dc.description.abstractPrevious literature suggests that altruism may have evolved as a sexually selectable trait. Recent research suggests that women seek altruistic traits for long-term, not short-term relationships, as altruism can serve as an honest signal of one’s character. We tested this hypothesis by asking 102 participants to complete a modified version of Buss’s Mate Preferences Questionnaire. We found that women placed higher importance on altruism in a mate compared to men, and this preference was greater when seeking a long-term mate, compared to a short-term mate. We also found that although women placed greater importance on cooperativeness in a mate compared to men, this preference was not influenced by whether they were seeking a short-term or a long-term mate. We successfully replicate previous literature exploring the role of altruism in mate choice.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0033294118764640
dc.subjectAltruism
dc.subjectcooperation
dc.subjectsexual selection
dc.subjectmate choice
dc.subjectprosocial behaviour
dc.titleA research note on the Influence of relationship length and sex on preferences for altruistic and cooperative mates
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalPsychological Reports
dc.date.accepted2018-02-20
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW181018MB
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04-04
dc.source.volume122
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage550
dc.source.endpage557
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-18T11:58:33Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
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