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Attentional and affective biases for attractive females emerge early in development

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 March 2017

Jennifer Lynn Rennels
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030. Jennifer.rennels@unlv.eduverbas@unlv.nevada.edu
Stephanie Ann Verba
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030. Jennifer.rennels@unlv.eduverbas@unlv.nevada.edu


Predominant experience with females early in development results in infants developing an attractive, female-like facial representation that guides children's attention toward and affective preferences for attractive females. When combined with increased interest in the other sex at puberty, these early emerging biases might help explain the robust prosocial and financial biases men exhibit toward attractive women during adulthood.

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