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Title: Variation in perceptions of physical dominance and trustworthiness predicts individual differences in the effect of relationship context on women's preferences for masculine pitch in men's voices
Authors: Vukovic, Jovana
Jones, Benedict C
Feinberg, David R
DeBruine, Lisa M
Smith, Finlay G
Welling, Lisa L M
Little, Anthony
Contact Email: anthony.little@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for The British Psychological Society
Citation: Vukovic J, Jones BC, Feinberg DR, DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Welling LLM & Little A (2011) Variation in perceptions of physical dominance and trustworthiness predicts individual differences in the effect of relationship context on women's preferences for masculine pitch in men's voices, British Journal of Psychology, 102 (1), pp. 37-48.
Abstract: Several studies have found that women tend to demonstrate stronger preferences for masculine men as short-term partners than as long-term partners, though there is considerable variation among women in the magnitude of this effect. One possible source of this variation is individual differences in the extent to which women perceive masculine men to possess antisocial traits that are less costly in short-term relationships than in long-term relationships. Consistent with this proposal, here we show that the extent to which women report stronger preferences for men with low (i.e., masculine) voice pitch as short-term partners than as long-term partners is associated with the extent to which they attribute physical dominance and low trustworthiness to these masculine voices. Thus, our findings suggest that variation in the extent to which women attribute negative personality characteristics to masculine men predicts individual differences in the magnitude of the effect of relationship context on women's masculinity preferences, highlighting the importance of perceived personality attributions for individual differences in women's judgments of men's vocal attractiveness and, potentially, their mate preferences.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/17725
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/000712610X498750
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Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
McMaster University
University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
Psychology

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