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Evolutionary explanations for financial and prosocial biases: Beyond mating motivation

  • Anthony C. Little (a1)

Abstract

Mating motivation likely plays a role in bias to attractive individuals, but there are other complementary theories drawn from the evolutionary literature related to competition, friendship, and leadership selection that also make relevant predictions concerning biases towards attractive individuals. The relative balance of these factors will be context dependent and so help explain why the pattern of bias is sometimes variable.

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