Women more than men attend to indicators of good character
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Women more than men attend to indicators of good character

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From the book : Evolutionary Psychology 4: 248-261.
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.

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Published 01 January 2006
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