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Physical attractiveness and the theory of sexual selection

results from five populations

by Doug Jones

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Published by Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sex role -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Sex differences -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Sexual attraction -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Mate selection -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Body, Human -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p.147-166).

    Statementby Doug Jones ; with a foreword by Donald Symons.
    SeriesAP ;, 90, Anthropological papers (University of Michigan. Museum of Anthropology) ;, no. 90.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN2 .M5 no. 90, GN62.85 .M5 no. 90
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 174 p. :
    Number of Pages174
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL975538M
    ISBN 100915703408
    LC Control Number96012603

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Sexual Selection, Physical Attractiveness and Facial Neoteny: Cross-Cultural Evidence and Implications, published in Current Anthropology, and Physical Attractiveness and the Theory of Sexual Selection: Results from Five Populations, published by the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology.

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jones, Doug, Physical attractiveness and the theory of sexual selection. Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or term often implies sexual attractiveness or desirability, but can also be distinct from either.

There are many factors which influence one person's attraction to another, with physical aspects being one of them. Attractiveness, attraction, and sexual selection: Evolutionary perspectives on the form and function of physical attractiveness Article in Advances in Experimental Social Psychology Physical attractiveness and its relation to the theory of sexual selection deserve renewed attention from cultural and biological anthropologists.

This paper focuses on an anomaly associated with physical attractiveness-in our species, in contrast to many others, males seem to be more concerned than females with the attractiveness of potential sexual partners, perhaps because humans show far Cited by: Limited Preview for 'Physical Attractiveness and the Theory of Sexual Selection: Results from Five Populations' provided by *This is a limited preview of the contents of this book and does not directly represent the item available for sale.*Author: Jones, Doug.

Physical attractiveness is the perception of the physical traits of an individual human person as pleasing or can include various implications, such as sexual attractiveness, cuteness, similarity and physique.

Judgment of attractiveness of physical traits is partly universal to all human cultures, partly dependent on culture or society or time period, partly biological, and.

Male (n= ) and female (n= ) college students viewed photographs, which had been prerated for physical attractiveness, of three opposite-sex individuals. These photographs were paired with three levels of occupational status and income. Subjects indicated their willingness to engage in relationships of varying levels of sexual intimacy and marital potential with the portrayed by: The Psychology of Physical Attraction begins by discussing the role of evolution in the development of what it means to be 'attractive' in contemporary society.

It provides a general overview of evolutionary psychology and mate choice, as well as an in-depth focus on physical characteristics such as physical symmetry, body weight and ratios Cited by: Attractiveness, attraction, and sexual selection: Evolutionary perspectives on the form and function of physical attractiveness.

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 32. Physical attractiveness: Research shows that romantic attraction is primarily determined by physical attractiveness.

In the early stages of dating, people are more attracted to partners whom they consider to be physically attractive. Men are more likely to value physical attractiveness than are women. If the myth is fully perpetuated, it grants something women sexual liberation while offering nothing to men of the same age.

From Dr. Schnarch’s book Passionate marriage: “Most textbooks on human sexuality, adolescent development, and family life teach that men reach their sexual prime before they even hit their twenties. Humans in societies around the world discriminate between potential mates on the basis of attractiveness in ways that can dramatically affect their lives.

From an evolutionary perspective, a reasonable working hypothesis is that the psychological mechanisms underlying attractiveness judgments are adaptations that have evolved in the service of choosing a mate so as to increase gene propagation. Naficy, A. () Mate selection: The relative contributions of age, physical attractiveness, and income to desirability as romantic and marriage partners.

Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas at by: 9. Sexual attractiveness or sex appeal is an individual's ability to attract the sexual or erotic interests of other people, and is a factor in sexual selection or mate choice.

The attraction can be to the physical or other qualities or traits of a person, or to such qualities in the context where they appear. Darwin's theory of sexual selection shows that desirable associates of the contrary sex have got reproductively valuable belongings over which users of the same gender compete.

Gender dissimilarities typically exist when it comes to which reproductively relevant resources are valued by men and women. The male peacock’s tail, the gigantic antlers of male moose, or the bright body colors displayed by some male birds are classic examples. Darwin recognized the seriousness of this problem for evolutionary theory and addressed it in his book The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex ().

Where the investment of the two sexes in. Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or term often implies sexual attractiveness or desirability, but can also be distinct from the two.

There are many factors which influence one person's attraction to another, with physical aspects being one of them. Sexual selection in humans concerns the concept of sexual selection, introduced by Charles Darwin as an element of his theory of natural selection, as it affects selection is a biological way one sex chooses a mate for the best reproductive success.

Most compete with others of the same sex for the best mate to contribute their genome for future generations. People have long been interested in the complexities of human beauty, but until recently the science of attractiveness was largely left to poets, playwrights, philosophers, and artists.

This book begins the task of providing a scientific look at physical attraction, by offering an overview of scholarly work on physical beauty, culture, evolution and other aspects of human attractiveness. This article considers whether a human preference for symmetry is an adaptation for mate choice.

If it is, then symmetry should be attractive and it should signal mate quality. The article begins with a brief introduction to sexual selection and its proposed relation to fluctuating asymmetry (FA), highlighting some important methodological issues about the measurement of by: Women’s reproductive role has long been a critical component in cultural values of women’s physical attractiveness, as revealed in sociobiology studies of natural selection and sexual selection.

However, the importance of physical attractiveness seems no longer to diminish with age. The Psychology of Physical Attraction. New York: Routledge, Print. This work examines the complexities of human beauty through evolutionary and social terms.

It looks at the history of what was considered "beautiful" as well as other aspects of physical attractiveness such as cultural.

Basically, there are four different types of attraction, starting with Interpersonal Attraction, relating to the force that draws people three more familiar types are Physical Attraction, the attraction to another person based on their looks, Social Attraction being the attraction to another's personality, and Task Attraction, meaning you are attracted to a person's abilities and.

Comment on: Sexual selection, physical attractiveness, and facial neoteny: Cross-cultural evidence and implications, by Doug Jones. Current Anthropology, 37, This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Family, Consumer, and Human Development, Department of at [email protected]

key component of Darwin’s theory of sexual selection. They focus on two generic strategies – tactics of attraction and derogation of competitors. According to sexual selection the-ory, these should focus on dimensions desired by the othersex.

Stateddifferently,the desires of one sex establish the ground rules of same-sex mate Size: 74KB. Survival of the Prettiest. Even with a book population so large, most years bring notable additions, and so it is in Darwin’s sexual selection theory thus failed to win the sort of.

This book brings together evolutionary theory—specifically the theory of sexual selection—and psychology and anthropology in a cross-cultural investigation of standards of physical attractiveness in humans. The research reported in this study was carried out from to in 5 populations: Brazilians, United States of Americans, Russians, Ache Indians of Paraguay, and Hiwi Indians of.

A new study has confirmed what a number of people already believe: when looking for a partner, men place much more emphasis on the physical beauty of their prospective mate while women look for someone who has high social status (which could very well be translated as money.).

As The Daily Mail noted. Teams from Glasgow University and East China Normal University questioned 99 UK women. According to strategic pluralism theory, men may have correspondingly evolved to pursue reproductive strategies that are contingent on their own physical attractiveness.

More physically attractive men accrue reproductive benefits from spending more time seeking multiple mating partners and relatively less time investing in offspring. Physical attractiveness depends on individual’s preference. Intimate relationship can be defined as affectionate, kind, and sense of protectiveness.

Few articles were evaluated, to find the connection between physical attractiveness and intimate relationship.

Different people have different tolerance to their partners’ attractiveness. The theory of sexual selection suggests several possible explanations for the development of standards of physical attractiveness in humans.

Asymmetry and departures from average proportions may be markers of the breakdown Cited by:. Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful.

The term often implies sexual attractiveness or desirability, but can also be distinct from either. regardless of sexual selection.[].

Researchers have found sexual selection important in the evolutionary history of humans, and a lot of researchers are focusing on the roles of mate choice and life history in major transitions in human evolution.

I find the transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural civilization the most interesting. This week I've read three interesting papers on three.A number of studies have found that physical attractiveness is _____ in choosing dates and marriage partners.

more important for men than women ________ theory proposes that there is a sense of fair play in that we expect a balance between costs and benefits in our relationships.