Similarly, women who rate their childhood relationships with their father positively show stronger attraction to face proportions similar to their father's face than women who rate their relationships less well [ ]. Cues of kinship are predicted to increase preferences in non-sexual, prosocial contexts, owing to the benefits associated with inclusive fitness [ ]. We are unlikely to have an inbuilt average face and what is average must be calculated from experience. Consistent with both inclusive fitness and inbreeding avoidance theories, self-resemblance increased perceptions of trustworthiness, decreased attractiveness for short-term relationships and had no significant effect on attractiveness for long-term relationships. Psychophysiology 38— Women's face preferences may thus represent a trade-off between the desire for good genes and the desire for a cooperative partner.
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Motor Skills 54— Fewer studies have examined how colour and texture of faces influence attractiveness judgements. So decisions regarding PGD are left in the hands of doctors or clinics. Effects specific to long-term preferences in humans suggest that social information is being used to infer non-physical traits that make a target a good long-term partner, such as resources or intelligence, which may be difficult to determine from physical appearance alone. In many studies, this evolutionary view of attractiveness has been used to predict the specific characteristics of attractive faces see [ 25 ] for review. Open in a separate window. While our discussion of hormone-mediated face preferences in women has emphasized the positive findings that have been reported in the literature, it is important to note that there have also been unsuccessful replications of cyclic variation in women's face preferences.