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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Gillian Ruth
dc.contributor.authorCross, Catharine Penelope
dc.contributor.authorStreet, Sally
dc.contributor.authorBrand, Charlotte Olivia
dc.identifier.citationBrown , G R , Cross , C P , Street , S & Brand , C O 2014 , ' Comment: Beyond ‘evolutionary versus social’: moving the cycle shift debate forward ' , Emotion Review , vol. 6 , no. 3 , pp. 250-251 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 79472919
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: e8a97dab-c201-4282-b20d-0234aa4f5c52
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84904196767
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-0675-0780/work/60195745
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8110-8408/work/60427427
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000339143200009
dc.description.abstractWood, Kressel, Joshi, and Louie (2014) thoroughly evaluate the evidence for menstrual cycle shifts in ratings of several male characteristics and conclude that their analyses fail to provide supportive evidence for consistent cycle effects. The topic of menstrual cycle shifts in mate preferences has been strongly debated, with disagreements over both scientific content and practice. Here, we attempt to take a step back from these acrimonious exchanges and focus instead on how to interpret menstrual cycle shifts in mate preference tasks, independently from the question of when, or if, task performance varies with cycle stage. A greater consideration of domain-general mechanisms could provide an opportunity for investigating how evolved predispositions interact with socially transmitted information in biasing women’s responses on mate preference tasks.
dc.relation.ispartofEmotion Reviewen
dc.rightsThis is the author's accepted manuscript, deposited in accordance with publisher policies. The published version (c) SAGE 2014 is available from
dc.subjectMate preferencesen
dc.subjectMenstrual cycleen
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.titleComment: Beyond ‘evolutionary versus social’: moving the cycle shift debate forwarden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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