Pathogen prevalence and human mate preferences

Ethnology and Sociobiology Vol/Iss. 14 Published In Pages: 89-96
By Gangestad, Steven W., Buss, David M.


This study focuses on the relationship between pathogen prevalence and mate selection. Results show that increased pathogen prevalence is significantly associated with an increased importance in the physical attractiveness of potential mates.


Cross-national study.


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