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Mating Intelligence, Machiavellianism, and Self-Monitoring as Predictors of the

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dc.contributor.author Diffenderfer, Jason en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-02 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-19T16:30:19Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-02 en_US
dc.date.available 2009-10-19T16:30:19Z
dc.date.issued 2007-10-02 en_US
dc.identifier.other OCLC156992823 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/42581 en_US
dc.description.abstract Miller (2000) and Buss (2004) suggest that the human mind has evolved its complex qualities to make beneficial mating decisions for the individual and, more generally, to attract and retain mates. According to Miller (2000), mental fitness indicators are the outward displays of the complexity of a person’s brain. Mental fitness indicators are expressed in the form of artistic, musical, communication, and altruistic behaviors. The present study examined mating intelligence, which is the ability of people to make adaptive mating choices (Geher, Murphy & Miller, 2007), Machiavellianism, and selfmonitoring as possible predictors of an individual’s ability to recognize potential fitness indicators that are valued by potential mates and his or her participation in behaviors associated with mental fitness indicators. It was hypothesized that mating intelligence, Machiavellianism and self-monitoring would be positively related to an individual’s recognition and engagement in behaviors associated with mental fitness indicators. The results suggest that mating intelligence is related to an individual’s ability to recognize the artistic, musical, communication, and altruistic behaviors that are desired by potential mates. Future studies should be conducted to examine the complex relationships between mental fitness indicators and personality constructs. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject mate selection psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject human behavior en_US
dc.subject sex differences en_US
dc.title Mating Intelligence, Machiavellianism, and Self-Monitoring as Predictors of the en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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