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    • Behavioral display of lumbar curvature in response to the opposite sex 

      Şenveli, Zeynep (Bilkent University, 2017-06)
      The aim of this thesis was to investigate the hypothesis that women adjust their lumbar curvature to approach the suggested biomechanical optimum of 45.5 degrees in response to the presence of an attractive member of the ...
    • Disgust and mating strategy 

      Al-Shawaf, L.; Lewis, D. M. G.; Buss, D. M. (Elsevier Inc., 2015-05)
      An evolutionary task analysis predicts a connection between disgust and human mating, two important but currently disconnected areas of psychology. Because short-term mating strategies involve sex with multiple partners ...
    • Lumbar curvature: a previously undiscovered standard of attractiveness 

      Lewis, D. M. G.; Russell, E. M.; Al-Shawaf, L.; Buss, D. M. (Elsevier, 2015)
      This paper reports independent studies supporting the proposal that human standards of attractiveness reflect the output of psychological adaptations to detect fitness-relevant traits. We tested novel a priori hypotheses ...
    • The openness-calibration hypothesis 

      Lewis, D. M. G.; Al-Shawaf, L.; Yilmaz, C. (Elsevier Ltd, 2015)
      The current study tested the hypotheses that (1) psychological adaptations calibrate Openness to Experience to facilitate or deter pursuit of short-term mating, and (2) this calibration varies as a function of mating ...
    • The origins of individual differences in romantic attachment: evolutionary psychological insights 

      Yılmaz, Cansu (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
      The current thesis investigated the hypothesis that evolved psychological mechanisms producing adult attachment strategies are sensitive to personal and contextual inputs linked to costs and benefits of alternative attachment ...