Factors Affect Mate Preference Student Name Institution Course Date Factors Affecting Mate Preference Introduction What techniques does one use to find a mate? This phrase tends to strike fear into the hearts of those in search for a perfect soul mate. Often enough this decision is the most crucial one to be made in one’s life. Notably different people possess different ideas regarding the choice of partners due to their different aesthetic standards. It has necessitated the psychologists and researchers to spend many dedicated hours conducting a study of the characteristics that people should put into consideration during the selection of a potential suitor. However the results have appeared to be surprising in most cases since stereotypes claim that looks alone are not a primary concern for people when deciding to bond in a romantic relationship with a particular partner. For this reason this paper seeks to prove the Psychology: Issues Ideas and Findings. Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum. Feingold A. (2012). Gender differences in mate selection preferences: A test of the parental investment model. Psychological Bulletin 112 125- 139.Gangestad S. W. & Buss D. M. (2013). Pathogen prevalence and human mate preferences. Ethology and Sociobiology 14 89-96. Gangestad S.W. Haselton M.G. & Buss D.M. (in press). Evolutionary foundations of cultural variation: Evoked culture and mate preferences. Psychological Inquiry.Kalick S. M. Zebrowitz L. A. Langlois J. H. & Johnson R. M. (2011). Does human facial attractiveness honestly advertise health? Li N. P. & Kenrick D. T. (2016). Sex similarities and differences in preferences for short term mates: What whether and why. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 90 468-489 Marzoli D. Moretto F. Monti A. Tocci O. Roberts S. & Tommasi L. (2013). Environmental Influences on Mate Preferences as Assessed by a Scenario Manipulation Experiment. Retrieved 8 October 2017 from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0074282 [...]
Recommended reading the these three selections of pages from peer-reviewed articles: Pages 365-370 in Lewis, D. M. G., Al-Shawaf, L., Conroy-Beam, D., Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (2017). Evolutionary Psychology: A How-To Guide. American Psychologist, 72(4), 353–373. Pages 1-14 in Buss, D. M. (1989). Sex differences in human mate preferences: Evolutionary hypotheses tested in 37 cultures. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12, 1- 49. Page 164 (paragraph begins on Page 163) in Conway, L. G., III, & Schaller, M. (2002). On the verifiability of evolutionary psychological theories: an analysis of the psychology of scientific persuasion. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 6(2), 152-166.