Event Title

Dark Triad Attraction to Sexual Exploitability

Presenter Information

Kelsey Meyer

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Psychology

Location

Event Center BC

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Cari Goetz

Start Date

5-18-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

5-18-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

Research has indicated that men find women displaying cues to sexual exploitability to be sexually attractive, particularly as short-term mates (Goetz, Easton, Lewis, & Buss, 2012). Men with certain individual differences are more likely to perceive and take advantage of sexually exploitable women, such as those who score low on agreeableness and have an orientation toward uncommitted sex (Lewis, Easton, Goetz, and Buss, 2012). High rates of short-term mating and exploitation are also seen in populations high on the constellation of personality traits known as the Dark Triad (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism; Jonason, Li, Webster, & Schmitt, 2009). The goal of the current study is to determine what effect, if any, the Dark Triad has on male attraction to cues to sexual exploitability in women. We expect males who score high on the Dark Triad to be more attracted to high exploitability women than males low on the Dark Triad. Further, high Dark Triad males are expected to show little or no attraction to low exploitability women.

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May 18th, 11:00 AM May 18th, 12:00 PM

Dark Triad Attraction to Sexual Exploitability

Event Center BC

Research has indicated that men find women displaying cues to sexual exploitability to be sexually attractive, particularly as short-term mates (Goetz, Easton, Lewis, & Buss, 2012). Men with certain individual differences are more likely to perceive and take advantage of sexually exploitable women, such as those who score low on agreeableness and have an orientation toward uncommitted sex (Lewis, Easton, Goetz, and Buss, 2012). High rates of short-term mating and exploitation are also seen in populations high on the constellation of personality traits known as the Dark Triad (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism; Jonason, Li, Webster, & Schmitt, 2009). The goal of the current study is to determine what effect, if any, the Dark Triad has on male attraction to cues to sexual exploitability in women. We expect males who score high on the Dark Triad to be more attracted to high exploitability women than males low on the Dark Triad. Further, high Dark Triad males are expected to show little or no attraction to low exploitability women.