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Elucidating the origins of heterosexual sex differences in mating psychology by examining the behaviour of homosexual men and women

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dc.contributor.advisor Vasey, Paul
dc.contributor.author VanderLaan, Doug P
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-26T14:57:00Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-26T14:57:00Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/674
dc.description x, 73 leaves ; 28 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract Various competing theoretical frameworks have been invoked to explain heterosexual sex differences in mating psychology. Chapter One provides examples of such frameworks, details how considering both heterosexual and homosexual men and women can help identify the most tenable frameworks, and reviews previous research comparing the mating psychology of heterosexual and homosexual men and women. Chapter Two demonstrates the utility of this comparative method by examining the mate retention behaviour of heterosexual and homosexual men and women. Where heterosexual sex differences exist, the mate retention behaviour of homosexual men is largely sex-typical while that of homosexual women is sex-atypical. The significance of these results for explaining heterosexual sex differences in mate retention is discussed. Chapter Three discusses how the data presented and reviewed here might inform our understanding of the psychological mechanisms underlying mating psychology as well as the development of sexual orientation in men and women. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Electronic dissertations en
dc.subject Sex differences (Psychology) en
dc.subject Sexual orientation -- Psychological aspects en
dc.title Elucidating the origins of heterosexual sex differences in mating psychology by examining the behaviour of homosexual men and women en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en

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