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Menstruationscykelns inverkan på kvinnors preferenser för mäns ansikten
Örebro University, Department of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Menstruationscykelns inverkan på kvinnors preferenser för mäns ansikten

Sammanfattning

Detta är en systematisk replikation av Penton-Voaks och Perrets studie (1999) då en preferens hos kvinnor för maskuliniserade ansiktsdrag under hög befruktningsrisk i menstruationscykeln hittades. Dessa drag tros vara en ärlig signal för goda gener och immunokompetens hos män. Oklarhet råder huruvida detta gäller för olika populationer. 36 svenska universitetsstuderande kvinnor fick därför välja ut de mest fysiskt attraktiva ansiktena, utifrån maskuliniserade och feminiserade bildserier, vid hög respektive låg befruktningsrisk. Ingen signifikant skillnad hittades mellan de olika faserna. Resultaten indikerar att fynden för menstruella preferensskiften inte är robusta över olika populationer och att det eventuellt är flera evolutionära mekanismer som opererar samtidigt. Alternativt kan kulturella faktorer spela en större roll än vad som tidigare förutsatts.

Abstract [en]

Women’s Preferences for Male Facial Masculinity Across the Menstrual Cycle

Abstract

This is a systematic replication of the Penton-Voak and Perret study (1999) where a preference for masculinized faces was found at high conception risk in the menstrual cycle. These traits are believed to be honest signals of good genes and immunocompetence. It is uncertain if these findings are robust across different populations. 36 Swedish college students were asked to pick out the most “physically attractive” male faces from masculinized and feminized stimuli at high and low risk of conception. No significant differences were found between the phases. The results indicate that the findings for a menstrual preference shift are not consistent with the original study . Perhaps several evolutionary mechanisms are operating at the same time, and cultural factors might have a greater influence than previously supposed.

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2007. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Menstrual cycle, sexual selection, physical attraction.
Keyword [sv]
Menstruationscykeln, sexuellt urval, fysisk attraktivitet
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-1681ISRN: ORU-BSR/PSY-D--07/0026--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-1681DiVA: diva2:135311
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Available from: 2007-11-13 Created: 2007-11-13

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