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Selflessness is sexy: reported helping behaviour increases desirability of men and women as long-term sexual partners

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 2,685)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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25 news outlets
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82 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages
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1 video uploader

Citations

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Title
Selflessness is sexy: reported helping behaviour increases desirability of men and women as long-term sexual partners
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-182
Pubmed ID
Authors

David Moore, Stuart Wigby, Sinead English, Sonny Wong, Tamás Székely, Freya Harrison

Abstract

Despite its short-term costs, behaviour that appears altruistic can increase an individual's inclusive fitness by earning direct (selfish) and/or indirect (kin-selected) benefits. An evolved preference for other-regarding or helping behaviour in potential mates has been proposed as an additional mechanism by which these behaviours can yield direct fitness benefits in humans.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 5%
Canada 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 50 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 36%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 18%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Master 4 7%
Lecturer 3 5%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 23 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 20%
Social Sciences 6 11%
Neuroscience 3 5%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 3 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 251. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 December 2019.
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#63,730
of 15,376,323 outputs
Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#8
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Outputs of similar age
#623
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#1
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