Discuss - Ovulating women (n=38) report more flirtation by mates, but only when mates are "low in sexual attractiveness relative to investment attractiveness"


(#1) By cmlarson1 on Fri 03/30/2012 02:07 pm CDT (5 years ago)
This study has been replicated- numerous times

This study shouldn't be on this list since it has been replicated. There's one direct replication and several conceptual replications.


Direct replication: 


Pillsworth, E. G., & Haselton, M. G. (2006). Male sexual attractiveness predicts differential

ovulatory shifts in female extra-pair attraction and male mate retention. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27, 247–258. 


Conceptual replications:


Gangestad, S. W., Thornhill, R., & Garver-Apgar, C. E. (2005). Women's sexual interests across

the ovulatory cycle depend on primary partner developmental instability. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 272, 20232027.


Gangestad, S.W., Thornhill, R., & Garver-Apgar, C.E. (2010b).  Men's facial masculinity

predicts changes in their female partners' sexual interests across the ovulatory cycle, when men's intelligence does not. Evolution and Human Behavior, 31, 412–424. 


Garver-Apgar, C. E., Gangestad, S. W., Thornhill, R., Miller, R. D., & Olp, J. J. (2006). Major Histocompatibility Complex alleles, sexual responsivity, and unfaithfulness in romantic couples. Psychological Science, 17, 830–835.

(#2) By agoetz on Fri 07/05/2013 02:38 pm CDT (4 years ago)
Another replication to add to the list

In addition to the studies listed above, I'd like to add a recent replication.

Larson CM, Pillsworth EG, Haselton MG (2012). Ovulatory Shifts in Women’s Attractions to Primary Partners and Other Men: Further Evidence of the Importance of Primary Partner Sexual Attractiveness. PLoS ONE 7(9): e44456.

Open access: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0044456


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