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Father-daughter relationship as a moderator of sexual imprinting : a facialmetric study.

Wiszewska, A. and Pawlowski, B. and Boothroyd, L. G. (2007) 'Father-daughter relationship as a moderator of sexual imprinting : a facialmetric study.', Evolution and human behavior., 28 (4). 248-252 .


This study investigated sexual imprinting in human females. Facial proportions of fathers were compared to the proportions of stimulus faces the participants found attractive. Women who rated their childhood relationships with their father highly showed a significantly stronger relationship between the proportions of their father's face and their chosen stimulus than other women, primarily concerning the central face area. Women who rated their fathers less highly did not show similarity between fathers' and stimulus' faces. This supports previous research using photographs of parents' and spouses' faces.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Facial attraction, Imprinting, Father–daughter relationship, Facial measurements, Mate preferences.
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Last Modified:09 Nov 2009 15:10

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