Why do men universally report to prefer younger women? Why is it that face symmetry and good skin are considered attractive characteristics in all cultures? These are questions that Evolutionary Psychology raises with regards to mate selection. Evolutionary psychology argues that universals of mate finding behavior evolved over millennia to help our ancestors solve this most basic human problem. This category is devoted to sites that discuss the neuropsychological basis for human mate selection and cognitive adaptations involved in the mate selection process.
The Sexual Competition Hypothesis for Eating Disorders
Riadh T. Abed argues that the roots of some eating disorders may be sexual competition. Published in the British Journal of Medical Psychology 71(4):525-547.
Sexual Selection and the Mind
Geoffrey Miller provides an overview of the subject matter and genetics may provide important insight into mate finding behavior.
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