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Saxton, T. (2005) Facial and Vocal Attractiveness: a developmental and cross-modality study. Master thesis, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, The University of Edinburgh.

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Abstract

Research on physical attraction is often interpreted with reference to the theory that physical attraction enables adaptive mate choice behaviour. The sensation of physical attraction is thought to enable humans to select those mates who are most likely to help them bear the fittest offspring. The sexual behaviour associated with mate choice emerges at puberty, and so the present study investigated whether adult-like judgments of facial and vocal attractiveness arise at puberty. It found that children and adolescents differ from adults in their judgments of attractive faces and voices, and that pitch of voice cues different responses in the different age groups. It also found co-variance in the attractiveness of male faces and voices, suggesting that the modalities of face and voice are providing concordant signals as to mate quality.
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@mastersthesis{saxton05thesisFacialVocal,
  author={Tamsin Saxton},
  title={Facial and Vocal Attractiveness: a developmental and cross-modality study},
  year={2005},
  school={Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, The University of Edinburgh},
  url={http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/amag/langev/paper/saxton05thesisFacialVocal.html}
}