Navigation Links
Research shows personality can predict fertility
Date:6/8/2010

The reproductive success of both men and women is influenced by our personality traits, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

The study, which was published yesterday (7 June 2010) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that women with higher levels of neuroticism and more extravert men, are likely to give birth to a larger number of children in societies with traditionally high birth rates.

The study also found evidence of a link between maternal personality traits and offspring's physical condition, as women with higher neuroticism levels were more likely to have children with a decreased body mass index (BMI), reflecting malnutrition.

Personality traits are increasingly being studied to understand individual-level determinants of fertility patterns, and how differences in personality can be maintained by natural selection. Previous work has been carried out in modern Western populations, but the current research was conducted in a more traditional population, enabling the team to test how personality affects fertility rates in a 'natural environment' characterized by high birth rates.

The researchers gathered data from four villages in rural Senegal. They then investigated the effects of personality for both partners on the number and health of their offspring using the Big Five personality dimensions which psychologists consider to be the five fundamental personality traits present in all humans.

Women with above-average levels of neuroticism, prone to be anxious, depressive, and moody, had 12% more children than those with below average. This relationship was stronger amongst women with a higher social status. A negative association between maternal neuroticism and offspring's physical condition suggested that high neuroticism carries a cost for the families.

In the study of men, individuals with above average levels of extraversion, prone to be soci
'/>"/>

Contact: Lauren Anderson
l.h.anderson@sheffield.ac.uk
44-114-222-1046
University of Sheffield
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New research identifies modifiable risk factors for heart disease
2. Nuvo Research announces early redemption of 5% convertible debentures
3. Researcher to track spread of disease, malware and power outages
4. UCSF Researchers Identify Regulator of Human Sperm Cells
5. Octapharma Accepting Applications for Research Grants Through March 31
6. Valentine Tailgate Party for the Girls with Festive Ideas from Beauty Research
7. New Research Shows Genes of Pregnant Women and Their Fetuses Can Increase the Risk of Preterm Labor
8. University of Maryland chemist receives Astellas Award for blindness prevention research
9. Developing a cyberinfrastructure for comparative effectiveness in cancer research
10. Women should be allowed to eat, drink during labor: Queens University researcher
11. Parkinsons disease research uncovers social barrier
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 The Westlake Village ... offering complimentary oral sedation with treatment for new patients. ... suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. These common ... can also keep patients from seeking desperately needed dental ... Westlake Village and surrounding areas now have an opportunity ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... days, if not in spirit and weather), organic food ... season and a month centered on sweet treats for ... costumes and pop bite-sized candies by the handful in ... , However, in recent years these festivities come with ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 PM360, a leading health-marketing ... pharmaceutical industry with their annual Trailblazer Awards on Thursday, ... banquet at Gotham Hall in New York City, are ... top talent and brands. , “This ... Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. “We are ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... On September 23, 2014, My Positive Perspective founder ... Simmons is the founder of Traveler of Charleston magazine and ... to know. At the start of the interview, Deierlein asked ... magazine?” Simmons replied by saying, “I had worked for the ... quit that and decided to start my own magazine thinking ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... lighting solutions, has expanded its MedMaster™ M4 product ... The luminaire extends the M4 product line – ... green LED options – providing more flexibility when ... of the MedMaster M4 Series include:, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Sedation Dental Office is Now Offering Complimentary Oral Sedation with Treatment for New Patients 2Health News:The Sedation Dental Office is Now Offering Complimentary Oral Sedation with Treatment for New Patients 3Health News:Righteously Raw Chocolates Promote Healthy, Fun Snacking this Fall Season 2Health News:PM360 Magazine Announces Winners of 2014 Trailblazer Awards 2Health News:PM360 Magazine Announces Winners of 2014 Trailblazer Awards 3Health News:PM360 Magazine Announces Winners of 2014 Trailblazer Awards 4Health News:PM360 Magazine Announces Winners of 2014 Trailblazer Awards 5Health News:PM360 Magazine Announces Winners of 2014 Trailblazer Awards 6Health News:My Positive Perspective Airs Episode With the Founder of Traveler of Charleston Magazine 2Health News:Kenall Expands MedMaster™ M4 Surgical Suite Product Portfolio with New 1'×4' Option 2Health News:Kenall Expands MedMaster™ M4 Surgical Suite Product Portfolio with New 1'×4' Option 3
... Andhra women have financed the bypass surgery of a fisherwoman ... to their efforts, B. Hemavati, 35, wife of a fisherman ... operation at the Tirupati-based Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences ... Godavari district, was diagnosed with a heart ailment that doctors ...
... computerized tomography (CBCT) is increasingly becoming a potent tool ... ,J. Martin Palomo and Mark Hans from the department ... of Dental Medicine and C.H. Kau and S. Richmond ... at the University of Wales' College of Medicine have ...
... identified by the Oregon National Primate Research Center at ... to control stem cells becoming other brain cells.// New ... and brain injury as a result of continued research. ... early stages before birth, which become glial cells in ...
... to the role religion plays in a patient's life positively ... for female medicos and no, for male medicos.// ... of the Southern Medical Journal, patients want their physicians to ... to discuss religious issues with them, especially if they are ...
... scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute (SERI) found that ... television watching more enjoyable to the visually impaired. // ... develop an electronic device to help millions suffering eye ... include those suffering from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and ...
... Zealand government plans to contain it. ,They are preparing ... It will be in multiple waves and will extend up to ... does not have facilities to // tackle such situations (pandemic). ... acute disasters. ,But in this case people are not ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Poor Andhra Women Enable Bypass Surgery Paying 50 Paise Each 2Health News:New Computerized Imaging Systems Help In Better Dental Treatment Planning 2Health News:Religious sensitivity of medicos gender-dependent 2Health News:Visually impaired prefer specially enhanced TV 2Health News:Visually impaired prefer specially enhanced TV 3
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014  SiteOne Therapeutics Inc. today announced the completion ... Sears Capital Management and Biobrit LLC, with additional investors ... $1.5 million financing positions SiteOne to advance its oral ... further develop its technology platform for long-acting local analgesics, ... conjunction with the financing, Lowell Sears (Sears ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... YORK , Sept 23, 2014  Vesselon, Inc. ... its Board of Directors, effective September 15, 2014. Dr. ... Inc. as its placement agent to market a private ... immediate and early stroke treatment. "Jurgen,s deep ... will be a great asset to Vesselon as we ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... FDNA® ( http://www.fdna.com ... exhibit at the 2014 ASHG meeting, booth #1035, in ... present the latest version of Face2Gene - the only ... technology. Face2Gene facilitates the detection of facial dysmorphic features ... The new version of Face2Gene includes new ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SiteOne Therapeutics Completes $1.5M Initial Round of Equity Financing, Secures $1.4M NIH Grant 2SiteOne Therapeutics Completes $1.5M Initial Round of Equity Financing, Secures $1.4M NIH Grant 3Vesselon Announces Jurgen Raths, MD to Serve on Board of Directors 2Vesselon Announces Jurgen Raths, MD to Serve on Board of Directors 3FDNA to Exhibit at ASHG2014 Presenting Face2Gene Integrated With London Medical Databases (LMD) Online 2
Whether you require high flow rates for critical situations or lower rates for others, this insufflator handles both situations equally well, regulated by the preselected pressure....
The TurboFlow 8000 has two separate gas output ports which, unlike many high flow insufflators, use standard-size tubing, each capable of providing up to 20 LPM flow....
Tongs...
ACMI™ COAG Bipolar Laparoscopy Probes provide 360 of hemostatis, bipolar safety, blunt dissection, irrigation, and suction in one instrument....
Medicine Products: