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Original article:

Women more than men attend to indicators of good character

Evolutionary Psychology 4: 248-261 April Bleske-Rechek, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54701 715-836-4641,, BLESKEAL@uwec.eduMark W. Remiker, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54701 Meghan R. Swanson, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54701 Nicole M. Zeug, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Abstract

Past research implicates adaptations in women to assess men’s willingness to invest in offspring (La Cerra, 1995). In two new studies, women’s evaluations of an opposite-sex target as a long-term partner and short-term sex partner were negatively impacted by viewing that target ignore a baby in distress; this effect occurred for men in Study 1 only. Men’s short-term sexual attraction to a female target was not affected by context. In Study 2, women responded similarly to a man vacuuming and to a man interacting with a happy baby. Neither sociosexual orientation nor sex-role beliefs moderated participants’ sensitivity to targets’ behavior. Women more than men appear to display a general sensitivity to an opposite-sex target’s good character.

Keywords

human mating, parental investment, human sex differences.

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