Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Maryanne Fisher
Department of Psychology,
Saint Mary’s University
Title: How do Women Compete for Mates?
Women engage in numerous covert, indirect ways to advertise themselves to potential mates, and to win against same-sex mating rivals. Some tactics relate to self-promotion of personality, appearance, or sexuality, while others relate to strategies of derogating rivals, or manipulating rivals or potential mates. Interestingly, women’s same-sex competition appears to occur across cultural groups, and among a fairly wide age range. Demographic variables – current relationship status or interest – play only a minor role in competition.