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Mobile phones as lekking devices among human males

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This study investigated the use of mobile telephones by males and females in a public bar frequented by professional people. We found that, unlike women, men who possess mobile telephones more often publicly display them, and that these displays were related to the number of men in a social group, but not the number of women. This result was not due simply to a greater number of males who have telephones: we found an increase with male social group size in the proportion of available telephon...

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10.1007/s12110-000-1004-4

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Institution:
University of Liverpool
Department:
Centre for Economic Learning & Social Evolution,School of Biological Sciences
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University of Liverpool
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Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
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Human Nature More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
93-104
Publication date:
2000-01-01
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1936-4776
ISSN:
1045-6767
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English
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2011-03-14

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