Show simple item record Yorzinski, JL Platt, ML
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2011-06-21T17:31:28Z 2010-02-09
dc.identifier.citation PLoS One, 2010, 5 (2), pp. e9115 - ?
dc.description.abstract Mate-choice copying occurs when animals rely on the mating choices of others to inform their own mating decisions. The proximate mechanisms underlying mate-choice copying remain unknown. To address this question, we tracked the gaze of men and women as they viewed a series of photographs in which a potential mate was pictured beside an opposite-sex partner; the participants then indicated their willingness to engage in a long-term relationship with each potential mate. We found that both men and women expressed more interest in engaging in a relationship with a potential mate if that mate was paired with an attractive partner. Men and women's attention to partners varied with partner attractiveness and this gaze attraction influenced their subsequent mate choices. These results highlight the prevalence of non-independent mate choice in humans and implicate social attention and reward circuitry in these decisions.
dc.format.extent e9115 - ?
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof PLoS One
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1371/journal.pone.0009115
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Beauty
dc.subject Choice Behavior
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Interpersonal Relations
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Sex Factors
dc.subject Sexual Partners
dc.subject Visual Perception
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.title Same-sex gaze attraction influences mate-choice copying in humans.
dc.title.alternative en_US
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US 2010-2-9 en_US
duke.description.endpage e9115 en_US
duke.description.issue 2 en_US
duke.description.startpage e9115 en_US
duke.description.volume 5 en_US
dc.relation.journal Plos One en_US
pubs.issue 2
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Basic Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Basic Science Departments/Neurobiology
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.publication-status Published online
pubs.volume 5
dc.identifier.eissn 1932-6203

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