Assortative mating and the evolution of desirability covariation

Daniel Conroy-Beam , James R. Roney , Aaron W. Lukaszewski , David M. Buss , Kelly Asao , Agnieszka Sorokowska , Piotr Sorokowski , Toivo Aavik , Grace Akello , Mohammad Madallh Alhabahba , Charlotte Alm , Naumana Amjad , Afifa Anjum , Chiemezie S. Atama , Derya Atamturk Duyar , Richard Ayebare , Carlota Batres , Mons Bendixen , Aicha Bensafia , Anna Bertoni , Boris Bizumic , Mahmoud Boussena , Marina Butovskaya , Seda Can , Katarzyna Cantarero , Antonin Carrier , Hakan Cetinkaya , Ilona Croy , Rosa Maria Cueto , Marcin Czub , Silvia Donato , Daria Dronova , Seda Dural , Izzet Duyarl , Berna Ertugrul , Agustin Espinosa , Ignacio Estevan , Carla Sofia Esteves , Luxi Fang , Tomasz Frackowiak , Jorge Contreras Garduno , Karina Ugalde Gonzalez , Farida Guemaz , Petra Gyuris , Maria Halamova , Iskra Herak , Marina Horvat , Ivana Hromatko , Chin-Ming Hui , Raffaella Iafrate , Jas Laile Jaafar , Feng Jiang , Konstantinos Kafetsios , Tina Kavčič , Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair , Nicolas Kervyn , Khanh Ha Truong Thi , Imran Ahmed Khilji , Nils C. Kobis , Hoang Moc Lan , Andras Lang , Georgina R. Lennard , Ernesto Leon , Torun Lindholm , Trinh Thi Linh , Giulia Lopez , Nguyen Van Luot , Alvaro Mailhos , Zoi Manesi , Rocio Martinez , Sarah L. McKerchar , Norbert Mesko , Girishwar Misra , Conal Monaghan , Emanuel C. Mora , Alba Moya-Garofano , Bojan Musil , Jean Carlos Natividade , Agnieszka Niemczyk , George Nizharadze , Elisabeth Oberzaucher , Anna Oleszkiewicz , Mohd Sofian Omar-Fauzee , Ike E. Onyishi , Barış Özener , Ariela Francesca Pagani , Vilmante Pakalniskiene , Miriam Parise , Farid Pazhoohi , Annette Pisanski , Katarzyna Pisanski , Edna L. T. Ponciano , Camelia Popa , Pavol Prokop , Muhammad Rizwan , Mario Sainz , Svjetlana Salkičević , Ruta Sargautyte , Ivan Sarmany-Schuller , Susanne Schmehl , Shivantika Sharad , Razi Sultan Siddiqui , Franco Simonetti , Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova , Meri Tadinac , Marco Antonio Correa Varella , Christin-Melanie Vauclair , Luis Diego Vega , Dwi Ajeng Widarini , Gyesook Yoo , Marta Zaťkova , Maja Zupančič

Abstract

Mate choice lies close to differential reproduction, the engine of evolution. Patterns of mate choice consequently have power to direct the course of evolution. Here we provide evidence suggesting one pattern of human mate choice—the tendency for mates to be similar in overall desirability—caused the evolution of a structure of correlations that we call the d factor. We use agent-based models to demonstrate that assortative mating causes the evolution of a positive manifold of desirability, d, such that an individual who is desirable as a mate along any one dimension tends to be desirable across all other dimensions. Further, we use a large cross-cultural sample with n=14,478 from 45 countries around the world to show that this d-factor emerges in human samples, is a cross-cultural universal, and is patterned in a way consistent with an evolutionary history of assortative mating. Our results suggest that assortative mating can explain the evolution of a broad structure of human trait covariation.
Author Daniel Conroy-Beam
Daniel Conroy-Beam ,,
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, James R. Roney
James R. Roney,,
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, Aaron W. Lukaszewski
Aaron W. Lukaszewski,,
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, David M. Buss
David M. Buss,,
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, Kelly Asao
Kelly Asao,,
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, Agnieszka Sorokowska
Agnieszka Sorokowska ,,
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, Piotr Sorokowski
Piotr Sorokowski,,
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, Toivo Aavik
Toivo Aavik,,
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, Grace Akello
Grace Akello,,
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, Mohammad Madallh Alhabahba
Mohammad Madallh Alhabahba,,
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et al.`
Journal seriesEvolution and Human Behavior, ISSN 1090-5138, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
No40
Pages479-491
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in EnglishAssortative mating; Trait covariation; Agent-based modeling; Cross-cultural studies
ASJC Classification1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology; 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2019.06.003
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)140
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.486; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 3.623 (2) - 2017=3.629 (5)
Citation count*8 (2020-10-28)
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