Title

Mate Selection: Preferred Attributes Among Different Genders

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Mate selection is easily influenced by proximity, environment, familiarity, physical attractiveness and personality traits. Each individual has the ability to create their ideal image (e.g., personality traits, attractiveness) of the type of mate they may seek, but these ideal images have shown to vary between men and women. Three predictions involving gender and attraction levels in mate selection attributes were examined. Participants of Western Oregon University were randomly assigned to rate the level of attractiveness of a model in a vignette, whose gender corresponded to the participant’s sexual orientation, on a Likert scale of 1-10. The data of this study will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.

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Jun 1st, 8:30 AM Jun 1st, 10:30 AM

Mate Selection: Preferred Attributes Among Different Genders

WUC Pacific Room

Mate selection is easily influenced by proximity, environment, familiarity, physical attractiveness and personality traits. Each individual has the ability to create their ideal image (e.g., personality traits, attractiveness) of the type of mate they may seek, but these ideal images have shown to vary between men and women. Three predictions involving gender and attraction levels in mate selection attributes were examined. Participants of Western Oregon University were randomly assigned to rate the level of attractiveness of a model in a vignette, whose gender corresponded to the participant’s sexual orientation, on a Likert scale of 1-10. The data of this study will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.