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dc.contributor.authorHavlicek, Jan-
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, S Craig-
dc.contributor.authorFlegr, Jaroslav-
dc.description.abstractBody odour may provide significant cues about a potential sexual partner's genetic quality, reproductive status and health. In animals, a key trait in a female's choice of sexual partner is male dominance but, to date, this has not been examined in humans. Here, we show that women in the fertile phase of their cycle prefer body odour of males who score high on a questionnaire-based dominance scale (international personality items pool). In accordance with the theory of mixed mating strategies, this preference varies with relationship status, being much stronger in fertile women in stable relationships than in fertile single women.en_UK
dc.publisherThe Royal Society-
dc.relationHavlicek J, Roberts SC & Flegr J (2005) Women's preference for dominant male odour: effects of menstrual cycle and relationship status, Biology Letters, 1 (3), pp. 256-259.-
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dc.subjectgood genesen_UK
dc.subjectmate choiceen_UK
dc.subjectsexual selectionen_UK
dc.subject.lcshMate selection-
dc.subject.lcshMenstrual cycle Psychological aspects-
dc.subject.lcshSmell Psychological aspects-
dc.subject.lcshChemical senses-
dc.titleWomen's preference for dominant male odour: effects of menstrual cycle and relationship statusen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleBiology Letters-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationCharles University in Prague-
dc.contributor.affiliationCharles University in Prague-
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