LM DeBruine, AC Little & BC Jones (2012). Extending parasite-stress theory to variation in human mate preferences (Commentary on Fincher & Thornhill). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(2): 26-27. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X11000987

In this commentary we suggest that Fincher & Thornhill's (F&T's) parasite-stress theory of social behaviors and attitudes can be extended to mating behaviors and preferences. We discuss evidence from prior correlational and experimental studies that support this claim. We also reanalyze data from two of those studies using F&T's new parasite stress measures.

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