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dc.contributor.authorHornsey, Matthew J
dc.contributor.authorWellauer, Richard
dc.contributor.authorMcIntyre, Jason C
dc.contributor.authorBarlow, Fiona Kate
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-27T01:30:33Z
dc.date.available2018-07-27T01:30:33Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0146-1672
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0146167215577366
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171613
dc.description.abstractFive studies tested the common assumption that women prefer nonconformist men as romantic partners, whereas men prefer conformist women. Studies 1 and 2 showed that both men and women preferred nonconformist romantic partners, but women overestimated the extent to which men prefer conformist partners. In Study 3, participants ostensibly in a small-group interaction showed preferences for nonconformist opposite-sex targets, a pattern that was particularly evident when men evaluated women. Dating success was greater the more nonconformist the sample was (Study 4), and perceptions of nonconformity in an ex-partner were associated with greater love and attraction toward that partner (Study 5). On the minority of occasions in which effects were moderated by gender, it was in the reverse direction to the traditional wisdom: Conformity was more associated with dating success among men. The studies contradict the notion that men disproportionately prefer conformist women.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.
dc.publisher.placeNew York
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom755
dc.relation.ispartofpageto768
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial and Community Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170113
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleA Critical Test of the Assumption That Men Prefer Conformist Women and Women Prefer Nonconformist Men
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBarlow, Fiona K.


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