Social Psychology. Attractiveness and evolution Christopher Hand Department of Psychology University of Glasgow July 2006. Darwin and evolution. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)
Attractiveness and evolution
Department of Psychology
University of Glasgow
Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)
1859 – publishes On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (usually abbreviated to ‘The Origin of Species’)
Male widow birds have long
tailfeathers, up to 20 inches long.
The tails of some males were cut, and
extensions were placed on the tails of
Males whose tails were cosmetically
enhanced had more nests than unaltered
males, who in turn had more nests than
males with shortened tails.
might want to date.
each person’s desirability as
a future date was their
choice, the primary determinant was
Only in Hollywood movies is homogamy violated
males exhibit greater
greater sexual choosiness