Proceedings of the Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2017)

Influence of Mate Copying Tendencies through Simulated Attraction towards Perceived Physical Attractiveness of Opposite Sex in Women

Authors
Magdalena A. Hanipraja, Bernadeth Deminiz, Adeline Dinda C., Nurul Arbiyah
Corresponding Author
Magdalena A. Hanipraja
Available Online July 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.21How to use a DOI?
Keywords
mate-copying, perceived physical attractiveness, simulated attraction
Abstract

This study is a replication of Dunn and Doria’s (2010) research, which intends to see the effect of mate-copying tendencies among young adult women in perceiving the level of physical attractiveness of the opposite sex. Mate-copying tendencies can emerge in various forms, one of which is through simulated attraction that is shown through a photograph of a man surrounded by several women who show interested gestures towards him. The dependent variable was measured using a single item that measured perceived physical attractiveness of the male model in Likert scale (1-10). A total of 73 undergraduate students from Universitas Indonesia (average age = 19.6, SD = 1.48) participated in this study. The statistical analysis result using independent sample t-test showed a significant difference in perceived physical attractiveness score between the experimental group and control group (t (71) = 2.048, p = 0.044). The females who were given a photograph of the male model posing with several female models had a higher perceived physical attractiveness score for the male (M = 5.24, SD = 1.342) than those who were given a stand-alone male model photo (M = 4.61, SD = 1.293). The implications of this study on interpersonal relationships may explain why sometimes men who are engaged with other women are viewed as more attractive.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
July 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-541-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.21How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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