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dc.contributor.authorDixson, Barnaby J Wen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKennedy-Costantini, Siobhanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Anthony Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Nicole Len_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-11T00:05:00Z-
dc.date.available2019-05-11T00:05:00Z-
dc.date.issued2019-07en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29480-
dc.description.abstractMating strategy theories assert that women's preferences for androgen dependent traits in men are stronger when the costs of reduced paternal investment are lowest. Past research has shown that preferences for facial masculinity are stronger among nulliparous and non-pregnant women than pregnant or parous women. In two studies, we examine patterns in women's preferences for men's facial hair - likely the most visually conspicuous and sexually dimorphic of men's secondary sexual traits - when evaluating men's masculinity, dominance, age, fathering, and attractiveness. Two studies were conducted among heterosexual pregnant women, mothers, non-contractive and contraceptive users. Study 1 used a between-subjects sample (N = 2103) and found that mothers had significantly higher preferences for beards when judging fathering than all other women. Pregnant women and mothers also judged beards as more masculine and older, but less attractive, than non-contractive and contraceptive users. Parous women judged beards higher for age, masculinity and fathering, but lower for attractiveness, than nulliparous women. Irrespective of reproductive status, beards were judged as looking more dominant than clean-shaven faces. Study 2 used a within-subjects design (N = 53) among women surveyed during pregnancy and three months post-partum. Judgments of parenting skills were higher for bearded stimuli during pregnancy among women having their first baby, whereas among parous women parenting skills judgments for bearded stimuli were higher post-partum. Our results suggest that mothers are sensitive to beardedness as a masculine secondary sexual characteristic that may denote parental investment, providing evidence that women's mate preferences could reflect sexual selection for direct benefits.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherElsevieren_UK
dc.relationDixson BJW, Kennedy-Costantini S, Lee AJ & Nelson NL (2019) Mothers are sensitive to men's beards as a potential cue of paternal investment. Hormones and Behavior, 113, pp. 55-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.04.005en_UK
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo 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. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Dixson BJW, Kennedy-Costantini S, Lee AJ & Nelson NL (2019) Mothers are sensitive to men's beards as a potential cue of paternal investment. Hormones and Behavior, 113, pp. 55-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.04.005 © 2019, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectAttractivenessen_UK
dc.subjectBeardsen_UK
dc.subjectFacial hairen_UK
dc.subjectMotherhooden_UK
dc.subjectPregnancyen_UK
dc.titleMothers are sensitive to men's beards as a potential cue of paternal investmenten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2020-05-10en_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Manuscriptdocx.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 12 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.04.005en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid30978339en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleHormones and Behavioren_UK
dc.citation.issn0018-506Xen_UK
dc.citation.volume113en_UK
dc.citation.spage55en_UK
dc.citation.epage66en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderAustralian Research Councilen_UK
dc.author.emailanthony.lee@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date09/05/2019en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Queenslanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aucklanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Queenslanden_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000473837000006en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85065230328en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1279887en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-8288-3393en_UK
dc.date.accepted2019-04-08en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2019-05-09en_UK
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