Show simple item record

Files in this item


Item metadata

dc.contributor.authorMoore, Fhionna R.
dc.contributor.authorLaw Smith, Miriam J.
dc.contributor.authorPerrett, David Ian
dc.identifier.citationMoore , F R , Law Smith , M J & Perrett , D I 2014 , ' Individual differences in preferences for cues to intelligence in the face ' , Intelligence , vol. 44 , no. May-June , pp. 19-25 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 165945516
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: bb8b50d5-9a0b-49fc-9860-42a1506bd41c
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84895089230
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000337780000004
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6025-0939/work/64360944
dc.descriptionDate of acceptance: 03/02/2014en
dc.description.abstractWe tested for individual differences in women's preferences for cues to intelligence in male faces in accordance with hormonal status (i.e. menstrual cycle phase and use of hormonal contraceptives), relationship status and context, and self-rated intelligence. There were no effects of hormonal or relationship status (Studies 1 and 2) on preferences. There was, however, a positive relationship between self-rated intelligence and preferences for cues to intelligence in the face in the context of a long-term relationship, suggesting context-specific assortment (Study 3). In Study 4, self-rated partner intelligence correlated with preferences for facial cues to intelligence. We discuss these results in the context of intelligence as a fitness indicator and suggest that future research must control for assortative mating for cognitive traits in order to better understand intelligence in mate choice.
dc.rightsCopyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleIndividual differences in preferences for cues to intelligence in the faceen
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

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record