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Do the dark triad and self-perceived mate value predict intention to mate poach?

BHOGAL, Manpal Singh and Erik, Ezgi (2016) Do the dark triad and self-perceived mate value predict intention to mate poach? Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 7 (2). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1884-927X

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Although much research has been conducted on the psychology of mate poaching, little research has been conducted on the factors that predict intention to mate poach, from the perspective of the poacher. Recent research has paid some attention to the role of the dark triads in mate poaching. However, very little research has been conducted investigating the relationship between self-perceived mate value and intention to mate poach. We explored the role of the dark triads (Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy), self-perceived mate value, and gender on one’s intention to mate poach in 81 participants from Coventry University. We find that the only dark triad to significantly predict intention to mate poach was psychopathy, suggesting those who scored higher on psychopathic traits were more likely to mate poach. Furthermore, we find that self-perceived mate value significantly predicted intention to mate poach, suggesting those who perceive themselves as having a high mate value, are likely to engage in mate poaching, which is a novel finding

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 12:34
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 12:34
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3898

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