Are Socially Dominant Men More Facially Dominant And More Prone To Sexual Jealousy?
Previous studies show that men with masculine facial characteristics are perceived as more dominant than men with less masculine facial characteristics. This study investigated whether facially dominant men behaved more dominantly and were more prone to sexual jealousy. Participants were 115 males enrolled in UTA introductory psychology classes. Dominant behavior constituted the number of times participants stuck to their position in a series of cooperative decision making trials; sexual jealousy was measured using a modification of Buss et al's. (1992) jealousy scenario, and facial dominance was measured using subjective ratings. Results indicated a significant positive correlation between facial dominance and sexual jealousy but no equivalent correlation between facial dominance and behavioral dominance. Associated findings revealed significant positive correlations between facial dominance and each of the four variables of trait dominance, height, self-presentation bias, and directional asymmetry. Results were discussed in the context of measurement validity and androgen exposure.