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Preference for self-resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations. Kocsor, F. – Juhász, Sz. – Rezneki, R. – Bereczkei, T. University of Pécs, Hungary Department of General and Evolutionary Psychology . Facial cues influencing attractiveness. Symmetry Averageness

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Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Preference for self-resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Kocsor, F. – Juhász, Sz. – Rezneki, R. – Bereczkei, T.

University of Pécs, Hungary

Department of General and Evolutionary Psychology


Facial cues influencing attractiveness

Facial cues influencing attractiveness

  • Symmetry

  • Averageness

  • Masculinity/feminity

  • Self-resemblance(Bereczkei et al 2003, 2004, Gyuris 2003, DeBruine, 2002, 2004)


Effects of self resemblance on attractiveness

Effects of self-resemblance on attractiveness

  • reduces attractiveness of opposite sex faces (inbreeding avoidance),

    increases attractiveness of same-sex faces (affiliation toward kin) (Lisa deBruine 2004)

  • increases attractiveness of opposite sex faces; Physical, cultural and psychological symilarity of spouses are greater (Bereczkei et al. 2003, 2004)

    Contradiction to be solved


Objectives

Objectives

  • Reveal the effect of self-resemblance on attractiveness

  • sexual / non-sexual context


Methods

Methods

  • Photos were taken of 150 volunteers

  • Average (composite) faces were made


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Average faces


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Making morphs

  • Marking of characteristic lines of the individual faces


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Average faces

Férfi+nő átlagképek ide

Individual face

Individual face

2 individuals


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Average faces

Férfi+nő átlagképek ide

4 individuals


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Average faces

Férfi+nő átlagképek ide

8 individuals


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Male and female average faces made of 8 individuals


Making warps

Making warps

  • Individual face

  • Average face


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 10 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 20 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 30 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 40 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 50 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 60 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 70 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 80 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 90 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

  • Warped to 100 %


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Average faces

Warped to 60 %

Individual face


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Preliminary study and evaluation of warps

  • Below 60 % there was no self-recognition

  • Above 60 % faces become distorted

  • All 60 % warps were evaluated by independent judges, in terms of attractiveness


Design of experiment

Design of experiment


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Male participants – opposite sex faces

Self-resembling face

Other-resembling faces matched by attractiveness


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Male participants – same sex faces

Self-resembling face

Other-resembling faces matched by attractiveness


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Female participants – same sex faces

Self-resembling face

Other-resembling faces matched by attractiveness


Preference for self resembling faces in human mate choice and interpersonal relations

Female participants – opposite sex faces

Self-resembling face

Other-resembling faces matched by attractiveness


Results

Results

Other sex images

  • Only men showed significant preference for self-resemblance

    Same sex images

  • Neither men nor women showed preference for self-resemblance

    Lack of preference or effect of sample size?


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Men prefer self-resembling women

  • Women do not prefer self-resembling men, or draw their attention to other traits in potential long term partner

  • Homogamy is not an artefact caused by familiarity but specific psychological mechanism evolved for mate choice


Mechanism of homogamous mate choice

Mechanism of homogamous mate choice

  • Phenotype matching

  • Sexual imprinting on the opposite-sex parent


References

References

  • Bereczkei T. et al. (2003): Homogámia, genetikus hasonlóság, imprinting Magyar Pszichológiai Szemle 4

  • Bereczkei T., Gyuris P., Weisfeld, G. E. (2004): Sexual imprinting in human mate choice Proc. Royal Soc. Lond. B 271

  • DeBruine, L. M. (2002):Facial resemblance enhances trust Proc. Royal Soc. Lond. B 269

  • DeBruine, L. M. (2004):Facial Resemblace affect behaviour and attributions Hamilton, Ontario, McMaster University

  • DeBruine, L. M: et al. (2005): Women's attractiveness judgments of self-resembling faces change across the menstrual cycle Hormones and Behavior, Volume 47, Issue 4, April 2005, Pages 379-383

  • Gyuris, P. (2003)Homogamy, imprinting, evolution: mate choice of women and men rearing in various family environments. PhD thesis, University of Pécs, Hungary. [In Hungarian.]


Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention!

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