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Hypothesized fitness indicators and mating success

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dc.contributor.author Camargo, Michael A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-25T19:29:59Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-19T16:30:15Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-25T19:29:59Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-10-19T16:30:15Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09-25T19:29:59Z en_US
dc.identifier.other OCLC156992675 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/42568 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study will attempt to create a valid measure of mating success (a proxy for reproductive success), which focuses on the quality of a person’s most recent long-term and short-term sexual relationship from an evolutionary perspective. Additionally, this thesis will test many hypotheses put forth by Miller’s (2000b) ‘fitness-indicator theory.’ Results suggest that this new measure of mating success is highly reliable and correlates with female fluctuating asymmetry. Furthermore, the data do not support Miller’s ‘fitness-indicator theory,’ and instead shows support for the ‘trade-off hypothesis.’ Finally, the data revealed that an individual’s self-perceived desirability is dependent upon one’s IQ level and one’s preference for either short or long-term sexual relationships. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject mate selection psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject sexual attraction en_US
dc.subject sexual selection in animals en_US
dc.subject intelligence levels en_US
dc.title Hypothesized fitness indicators and mating success en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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