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The motivational salience of infant faces is similar for men and women.

Abstract:

Infant facial features are thought to be powerful elicitors of caregiving behaviour. It has been widely assumed that men and women respond in different ways to those features, such as a large forehead and eyes and round protruding cheeks, colloquially described as 'cute'. We investigated experimentally potential differences using measures of both conscious appraisal ('liking') and behavioural responsivity ('wanting') to real world infant and adult faces in 71 non-parents. Overall, women gave ...

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Journal:
PloS one More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
5
Pages:
e20632
Publication date:
2011-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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pubs:162175
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uuid:1d44bac9-e614-4ba7-ae75-7fe3b5cd3709
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pubs:162175
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162175
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2012-12-19

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