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Verbal creativity, mate value, and sexual selection


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Verbal creativity, mate value, and sexual selection

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dc.contributor.author White, Ethan
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-16T23:08:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-16T23:08:47Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-16T23:08:47Z
dc.date.submitted December 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/10410
dc.description.abstract The present series of studies examine links between creativity and intelligence with dating and sexual behavior from an evolutionary perspective to better understand the function of human creativity. In three studies, participants (N = 65, 225, 142) completed intelligence tests, male and female mate value surveys, and written creativity tasks. Analysis of the data suggests that creativity does not correlate with sexual partner number but it does correlate with self-assessed dating success and high partner quality, particularly in an older sample. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Evolution en_US
dc.subject Language en_US
dc.subject Creativity en_US
dc.subject Intelligence en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Creative ability--Social aspects.
dc.subject.lcsh Verbal ability--Social aspects.
dc.subject.lcsh Mate selection.
dc.subject.lcsh Social evolution.
dc.title Verbal creativity, mate value, and sexual selection en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Psychology en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.description.advisor Dougher, Michael
dc.description.committee-member Gangestad, Steven
dc.description.committee-member Miller, Geoffrey
dc.description.committee-member Watson, Paul

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