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The Facial Width-to-Height Ratio Predicts Sex Drive, Sociosexuality, and Intended Infidelity

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, September 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 2,548)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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155 tweeters
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Title
The Facial Width-to-Height Ratio Predicts Sex Drive, Sociosexuality, and Intended Infidelity
Published in
Archives of Sexual Behavior, September 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10508-017-1070-x
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Authors

Steven Arnocky, Justin M. Carré, Brian M. Bird, Benjamin J. P. Moreau, Tracy Vaillancourt, Triana Ortiz, Nicole Marley

Abstract

Previous research has linked the facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) to a host of psychological and behavioral characteristics, primarily in men. In two studies, we examined novel links between FWHR and sex drive. In Study 1, a sample of 145 undergraduate students revealed that FWHR positively predicted sex drive. There were no significant FWHR × sex interactions, suggesting that FWHR is linked to sexuality among both men and women. Study 2 replicated and extended these findings in a sample of 314 students collected from a different Canadian city, which again demonstrated links between the FWHR and sex drive (also in both men and women), as well as sociosexuality and intended infidelity (men only). Internal meta-analytic results confirm the link between FWHR and sex drive among both men and women. These results suggest that FWHR may be an important morphological index of human sexuality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 24%
Researcher 10 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Master 6 11%
Unspecified 5 9%
Other 13 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 27 50%
Unspecified 8 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 4%
Other 12 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 485. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 August 2019.
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#18,210
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Outputs from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#10
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#820
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Outputs of similar age from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#2
of 54 outputs
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