Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/25210
Appears in Collections:Psychology Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Circum-menopausal effects on women's judgements of facial attractiveness
Authors: Vukovic, Jovana
Jones, Benedict C
DeBruine, Lisa M
Little, Anthony
Feinberg, David R
Welling, Lisa L M
Contact Email: anthony.little@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Adult
Affect
age
Attractiveness
Behaviour
difference
Face
face preferences
Faces
facial attractiveness
feminine
femininity
judgement
knowledge
Men
preference
Preferences
VIEW
Women
women's preferences
Issue Date: 23-Feb-2009
Citation: Vukovic J, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little A, Feinberg DR & Welling LLM (2009) Circum-menopausal effects on women's judgements of facial attractiveness, Biology Letters, 5 (1), pp. 62-64.
Abstract: The marked change in a woman's hormonal profile that happens at menopause affects many aspects of behaviour. We investigated circum-menopausal women's preferences for femininity in the faces of young adult men and women. Post-menopausal women demonstrated stronger preferences for femininity in same-sex faces than pre-menopausal women did. This effect was independent of possible effects of participant's age and suggests that dislike of feminine (i.e. attractive) same-sex competitors decreases as fertility decreases. No significant difference between pre- and post-menopausal women was observed for men's faces, potentially because circum-menopausal women do not necessarily view young adult men as potential mates. To our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate circum-menopausal changes in women's face preferences.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2008.0478
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
62.full.pdf98.13 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.