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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (9) : 1371-1377     DOI:
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Facial Self-Resemblance in Kinship Selection and Mate Choice
ZHUANG Jin-Ying;ZHANG Jin-Mei;YING Juan-Juan
The School of Psychology and Cognitive Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
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Abstract  The role of facial self-resemblance in kinship altruism behavior and mate choice has been investigated according to Hamilton’s inclusive fitness theory. While many researches indicate that self-facial resemblance promotes kinship altruism, its role in mate choice is quite controversy. While the evidence of assortative mating claims facial self-resemblance preference in mate choice, the experimental data are inconsistent. Some researches confirm the facial self-preference effect, but the others do not. However the recent research indicates that the facial self-preference effect in mate choice is an implicit process. As soon as the subjects realize that the composites have themselves in it the effect disappears. Another research claims that the facial self-preference effect depends on what strategies the subjects take on tradeoffs between absolute and relative qualities of potential mates. Based on the behavioral data, neural implications are introduced to further understanding the nature of these two kinds of social behavior.
Keywords facial self-resemblance      inclusive fitness      mate choice      kinship selection     
Corresponding Authors: ZHUANG Jin-Ying   
Issue Date: 15 September 2011
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ZHUANG Jin-Ying,ZHANG Jin-Mei,YING Juan-Juan. Facial Self-Resemblance in Kinship Selection and Mate Choice[J]. , 2011, 19(9): 1371-1377.
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