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dc.contributor.supervisor Vasey, Paul L.
dc.contributor.author Gómez Jiménez, Francisco R.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-09T18:27:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-09T18:27:22Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/6310
dc.description.abstract The present thesis attempts to address two outstanding questions regarding male androphilia (i.e., sexual attraction to adult males): 1) Do transgender and cisgender androphilic males share similar sex-atypical behavioral and psychological traits across cultures? and 2) How do genes associated with male androphilia persist throughout evolutionary time despite this trait reducing reproduction? I addressed these questions with research among the Istmo Zapotec of southern Mexico. Cognitive abilities were also examined in Samoa. Results demonstrated that both cisgender and transgender androphilic males among the Istmo Zapotec exhibit elevated sex-atypical behavior and psychology in childhood and adulthood. Sex-atypical cognitive abilities were also observed among transgender androphilic males in Samoa, but not among the Istmo Zapotec. Finally, Istmo Zapotec androphilic males were found to have elevated kin-directed altruism and female kin with elevated reproduction. These findings can help explain how genes associated with male androphilia can persist throughout evolutionary time. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Francisco R. Gómez Jiménez was supported by a National Geographic Society Early Career Grant (grant number HJ-017ER-17) and a Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (grant number G2017031591840826). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Male androphilia en_US
dc.subject Transgender en_US
dc.subject Evolution en_US
dc.subject Cross-cultural universals en_US
dc.subject Muxes en_US
dc.subject Gender expression en_US
dc.subject Istmo Zapotec
dc.subject.lcsh Zapotec Indians--Mexico
dc.subject.lcsh Sex customs--Mexico
dc.subject.lcsh Sex customs--Samoa
dc.subject.lcsh Men--Sexual behavior--Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcsh Sex customs--Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcsh Dissertations, Academic
dc.title The cross-cultural correlates and evolution of male androphilia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0384 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0349 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0326 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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