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The Type of Behavior and the Role of Relationship Length in Mate Choice for Prosociality Among Physically Attractive Individuals

Farrelly, Daniel (2017) The Type of Behavior and the Role of Relationship Length in Mate Choice for Prosociality Among Physically Attractive Individuals. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. ISSN 0140-525X Online: 1469-1825

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Two further key aspects of prosociality as a sexual signal are explored here. Firstly, the context in which it is used (in particular relationship length), and, second, also the different types of prosocial behaviors that exist in social interactions. Therefore, this commentary can show why prosocial behaviors are biased towards physically attractive individuals, as they can gain valuable information from them.

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The full-text cannot be supplied for this item. This commentary has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form subsequent to editorial input by Cambridge University Press in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (
This article is a commentary on the original paper by Maestripieri et al., 'Explaining financial and prosocial biases in favor of attractive people: Interdisciplinary perspectives from economics, social psychology, and evolutionary psychology', which will be published in a single article by Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Uncontrolled Keywords: prosocial behaviour, social interaction, physically attractive individuals, relationships
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Daniel Farrelly
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 12:35
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 13:34

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