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dc.contributor.authorMarcinkowska, Urszula Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorRantala, Markus Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Anthony Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKozlov, Mikhail Ven_UK
dc.contributor.authorAavik, Toivoen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCai, Huajianen_UK
dc.contributor.authorContreras-Garduño, Jorgeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDavid, Oana Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKaminski, Gwenaëlen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Norman Pen_UK
dc.contributor.authorOnyishi, Ike Een_UK
dc.contributor.authorPrasai, Keshaven_UK
dc.contributor.authorPazhoohi, Fariden_UK
dc.contributor.authorProkop, Pavolen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRosales Cardozo, Sandra Len_UK
dc.description.abstractThe strength of sexual selection on secondary sexual traits varies depending on prevailing economic and ecological conditions. In humans, cross-cultural evidence suggesting women's preferences for men’s testosterone dependent masculine facial traits are stronger under conditions where health is compromised, male mortality rates are higher and economic development is higher. Here we use a sample of 4483 exclusively heterosexual women from 34 countries and employ mixed effects modelling to test how social, ecological and economic variables predict women’s facial masculinity preferences. We report women’s preferences for more masculine looking men are stronger in countries with higher sociosexuality and where national health indices and human development indices are higher, while no associations were found between preferences and indices of intra-sexual competition. Our results show that women’s preferences for masculine faces are stronger under conditions where offspring survival is higher and economic conditions more favorable.en_UK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_UK
dc.relationMarcinkowska UM, Rantala MJ, Lee AJ, Kozlov MV, Aavik T, Cai H, Contreras-Garduño J, David OA, Kaminski G, Li NP, Onyishi IE, Prasai K, Pazhoohi F, Prokop P & Rosales Cardozo SL (2019) Women's preferences for men's facial masculinity are strongest under favorable ecological conditions. Scientific Reports, 9, Art. No.: 3387.
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dc.subjectFacial attractivenessen_UK
dc.subjectfacial masculinityen_UK
dc.subjectsexual selectionen_UK
dc.subjectmate preferencesen_UK
dc.titleWomen's preferences for men's facial masculinity are strongest under favorable ecological conditionsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleScientific Reportsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commissionen_UK
dc.description.notesAdditional co-authors: Nicolle Sydney, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Indrikis Krams & Barnaby J W Dixsonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationJagiellonian Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Turkuen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Turkuen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Tartuen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationChinese Academy of Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNational Autonomous University of Mexicoen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBabes-Bolyai Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationToulouse University, Franceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSingapore Management Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nigeriaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniglobe SS/Collegeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Minhoen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Trnavaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Ibagueen_UK
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