Assortative mating for IQ and personality due to propinquity and personal preference
The role of personal preference as an active process in mate selection is contrasted with the more passive results of limitations of available mates due to social, educational, and geographical propinquity. The role of personal preference estimated after removing the effects of variables representing propinquity was still significant for IQ and Eysenck's extraversion-introversion and inconsistency (lie) scales, even though small.
Key Wordsassortative mating IQ Eysenck's Personality Inventory (EPI) extraversion neuroticism
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