View Full Version : Mate Selection: Testost One More Time

James Brody
February 19th, 2007, 01:54 PM
Every so often, someone rediscovers Evolution of Desire...And times have changed so much that Compuserve regularly puts EP stuff on its home page!

Daniel Kruger has introductory EP material on his homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~kruger/

The link to the Compuserve material is: http://netscape.compuserve.com/whatsnew/default.jsp?story=20070218-0700


"...Thanks to the effect of testosterone there is a very real association between male looks and personality, according to University of Michigan researchers...When a woman sees a highly masculine face...she compares that face to one that is less masculine...inwardly she is thinking:

--This is a man who is highly competitive, so he may engage in riskier behavior.
--This is a man who is more likely to get into a fight.
--This is a man who will make a more concerted effort to mate so he may be more likely to cheat.
--This is a man who will make less effort toward parenting so he less likely to be a good and highly involved father.

"...social psychologist Daniel J. Kruger based on a series of online experiments with 854 male and female undergraduate students...composite male faces...had been altered to look more or less masculine by adjusting...the shape of the jaw, the strength of brow ridges and the thickness of lips. Participants were asked which of the men they preferred as mates, dates, parents of their children or companions for their girlfriends. They were also asked which men were most likely to behave in certain ways--starting a fight or hitting on someone else's girlfriend, for example."