Fertility and health: is beauty a cue? 27 Nov 2018

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Summary: <p><audio> </audio> </p><p>Why are we attracted to attractive people? Perhaps because evolution has shaped us to seek healthy and fertile partners. But is beauty <i>really</i> linked to biological fitness? We find out. This episode also features an interview with Kai Hiraishi of Keio University, who presented his research on men's over-perception of women's sexual intent at this summer's HBES conference.</p><p><a href="http://archive.org/download/pap-2018-11-27/pap-2018-11-27.mp3">Download the MP3</a> </p><p><b>Subscribe!</b><br> Make sure you never miss an episode by subscribing in <a href="http://www.robertburriss.com/itunes">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="http://www.robertburriss.com/google">Google Podcasts</a>, or <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=63199&amp;refid=stpr">Stitcher.</a> </p><p><b>Read the transcript!</b><br> <a href="https://medium.com/@RobertBurriss/does-an-hourglass-figure-really-signal-fertility-4cd51e764c57">Does an Hourglass Figure Really Signal Fertility?</a><br> <a href="https://medium.com/@RobertBurriss/does-beauty-signal-health-7fbcb8fc02f">Does Beauty Signal Health?</a></p><p><img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g-ijBsEXOQQ/W9nGLBhdfjI/AAAAAAAACuk/R31EQqyFRXY1ele8Z4LilVdf6IQUCtkFgCLcBGAs/s1600/womanbed.jpg"></p><p><i>Are attractive people healthier and more fertile? Previous assumptions are being overturned. <a href="https://freestocks.org/photo/woman-lace-lingerie/">Freestocks</a></i></p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b> </p><p>Cai, Z., Hahn, A. C., Zhang, W., Holzleitner, I. J., Lee, A. J., DeBruine, L. M., et al. (in press). No evidence that facial attractiveness, femininity, averageness, or coloration are cues to susceptibility to infectious illnesses in a university sample of young adult women. <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolution and Human Behavior</span>. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.10.002">Read summary</a></p><p>Hiraishi, K., Kawahata, Y., Nomura, K., &amp; Shigematsu, H. (2018). Women's perception of men's overperception of women's sexual-intent and what she says she really wants. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Conference.</p><p>Lassek, W. B., &amp; Gaulin, S. J. C. (in press). Do the low WHRs and SMIs judged most attractive indicate higher fertility? <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolutionary Psychology</span>. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474704918800063">Read summary</a></p>