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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, S Craigen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLittle, Anthony Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDeBruine, Lisa Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorPetrie, Marionen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-13T23:56:44Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-13T23:56:44Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25945-
dc.description.abstractCues available in facial skin are used to assess mate quality in humans and non-human primates. In men, perception of skin healthiness and facial attractiveness are associated with heterozygosity at genes in the major histocompatibility complex, with potential implications for securing direct benefits through mate choice. There is, however, some debate as to the precise nature of the information available in skin that is used in health and attractiveness judgments. Here we investigate whether color cues are important in discrimination of skin healthiness and facial attractiveness in men’s faces. We presented images of men judged to have attractive or unattractive faces, and healthy or less healthy skin, to independent raters in either full-color or gray-scale monochrome. Differences in ratings across these conditions indicate that hue carries additive information over that available in other skin cues (e.g. texture and tone) and that this aids discrimination of individual men’s quality, especially in judgments of skin condition. We also found significant sex and age effects on discrimination. Our results are consistent with findings from other species that color cues can signal underlying quality and that sexual selection may have contributed to the evolution of color vision in primates.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSpringeren_UK
dc.relationRoberts SC, Little AC, DeBruine LM & Petrie M (2017) Discrimination of attractiveness and health in men’s faces: The impact of color cues and variation in relation to sex and age of rater, Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 3 (4), pp. 401-411. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-017-0081-0.en_UK
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2017 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en_UK
dc.subjectcolor preferenceen_UK
dc.subjectreden_UK
dc.subjectmate choiceen_UK
dc.subjectgood-genesen_UK
dc.subjectMHCen_UK
dc.titleDiscrimination of attractiveness and health in men’s faces: The impact of color cues and variation in relation to sex and age of rateren_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40750-017-0081-0en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleAdaptive Human Behavior and Physiologyen_UK
dc.citation.issn2198-7335en_UK
dc.citation.volume3en_UK
dc.citation.issue4en_UK
dc.citation.spage401en_UK
dc.citation.epage411en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.author.emailcraig.roberts@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date16/10/2017en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Bathen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNewcastle Universityen_UK
dc.identifier.isi000413629900010en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid517647en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-9641-6101en_UK
dc.date.accepted2017-10-03en_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2017-10-03en_UK
dc.description.refREF Compliant by Deposit in Stirling's Repositoryen_UK
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