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Title: Extending parasite-stress theory to variation in human mate preferences
Author(s): DeBruine, Lisa M
Little, Anthony
Jones, Benedict C
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Issue Date: Apr-2012
Date Deposited: 21-Nov-2013
Citation: DeBruine LM, Little A & Jones BC (2012) Extending parasite-stress theory to variation in human mate preferences. Commentary on: Corey L. Fincher and Randy Thornhill, 'Parasite-stress promotes in-group assortative sociality: The cases of strong family ties and heightened religiosity', Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Volume 35 / Issue 02 / April 2012, pp 61-79. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35 (2), pp. 86-87.
DOI Link: 10.1017/S0140525X11000987
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Volume 35 / Issue 02 / April 2012 pp 86-87 Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2012. The original publication is available at:
Notes: In this commentary we suggest that Fincher & Thornhill's (F&T's) parasite-stress theory of social behaviors and attitudes can be extended to mating behaviors and preferences. We discuss evidence from prior correlational and experimental studies that support this claim. We also reanalyze data from two of those studies using F&T's new parasite stress measures.

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