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What does evolutionary theory add to stereotype theory in the explanation of attractiveness bias?

Research paper by Kirby Q KQ Maguire, Timothy P TP Racine

Indexed on: 23 Mar '17Published on: 23 Mar '17Published in: The Behavioral and brain sciences



Abstract

Maestripieri et al. seem to put forth an argument in which they become vulnerable to some of the same criticisms that they level against stereotype theory As a result, the explanatory utility of their account of attractiveness bias comes into question, and it is unclear whether it offers anything superior to stereotype theory in conceptual soundness.