Dont trust the competition : womens responses to mating relevant feedback from same-sex others /Show full item record
|Title||Dont trust the competition : womens responses to mating relevant feedback from same-sex others /|
|Author||Bradshaw, Hannah Kristine,author.|
|Abstract||Appearance derogation is a commonly-observed female intrasexual competition strategy. Accordingly, women may interpret appearance-related feedback differently depending on whether it is coming from a man or another woman. The current research examined the impact of appearance feedback -- given by men or women -- on womens perceptions of desirability as a mate, attractiveness, and mate choice. Women were predicted to respond positively to positive feedback given by men or women. However, because women may be cognizant of the use of competitor derogation as a strategy of intrasexual competition, negative feedback was predicted to only negatively impact womens self-perceptions when it was provided by men. Results provided mixed support for this hypothesis. Experiment 1 found that womens self-rated perceptions of desirability as a mate are lowered after receiving negative feedback from men, but not other women. No consistent results for womens self-rated perceptions of attractiveness and mate choice were found.|
|Description||M.S.Texas Christian University2017
Department of Psychology; advisor, Sarah E. Hill.
Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed May 16, 2018).
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