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Is there an alternative explanation to the evolutionary account for financial and prosocial biases in favor of attractive individuals?

Dang, Junhua LU (2017) In Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
Abstract

All three critical points of the evolutionary explanation proposed by Maestripieri et al. may not withstand close scrutiny. Instead, there should be an alternative explanation that has nothing to do with genetic continuity, but stresses the rewarding property of attractiveness that results mainly from sociocultural value assignment and sexual experience pursuit.

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10.1017/S0140525X16000467
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