Mihály Berkics

Mihály Berkics
Eötvös Loránd University · Faculty of Education and Psychology

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Mate choice appears to be driven by a set of mate preferences. It is, however, unclear how preferences for individual characteristics are integrated into actual mate choice decisions. According to the Additive model, the most desirable partner is the one with the highest overall sum of relevant characteristics. In contrast, the Threshold model pred...
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Mate preference research predominantly focused on what people desire in a romantic partner, i.e., dealmakers. It was demonstrated that undesirable traits (dealbreakers) may weigh more in mate choice decisions than desirable traits. We conducted four studies to investigate the key dimensions on which these aversive traits are measured, how the dealb...
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Mate choice is assumed to either follow the Additive Model, which predicts that a potential partner with the highest sum of preferred characteristics will be chosen over a candidate with a lower overall score. Alternatively, the Threshold Model predicts that individuals have a certain threshold for each characteristic and potential partners who do...
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Recent research suggested that individuals weigh obnoxious traits in a potential partner (i.e., dealbreakers) more severely than the preferred characteristics (i.e., dealmakers). In our previous studies we identified the most important 7-7 relationship dealbreakers and dealmakers. Following the established “budget allocation” paradigm our aim was t...
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Objective. Sexual Strategies Theory (SST) suggests that men and women have different benefits when engaging in long- and short-term relationships with multiple distinguished objectives (e.g., acquiring good genes or resources). Several previous studies tested variation in mating strategies using preferred characteristics with inconclusive results....
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Tax authorities utilize a wide range of instruments to motivate honest taxpaying ranging from strict audits to fair procedures or personalized support, differing from country to country. However, little is known about how these different instruments and taxpayers’ trust influence the generation of interaction climates between tax authorities and ta...
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Tax authorities utilize a wide range of instruments to motivate honest taxpaying ranging from strict audits to fair procedures or personalized support, differing from country to country. However, little is known about how these different instruments and taxpayers' trust influence the generation of interaction climates between tax authorities and ta...
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Mate value is a construct that can be measured in various ways, ranging from complex but difficult-to-obtain ratings all the way to single-item self-report measures. Due to low sample sizes in previous studies, little is known about the relationship between mate value and demographic variables. In this article, we tested the Mate Value Scale, a rel...
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We conducted preregistered replications of 28 classic and contemporary published findings, with protocols that were peer reviewed in advance, to examine variation in effect magnitudes across samples and settings. Each protocol was administered to approximately half of 125 samples that comprised 15,305 participants from 36 countries and territories....
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We conducted preregistered replications of 28 classic and contemporary published findings with protocols that were peer reviewed in advance to examine variation in effect magnitudes across sample and setting. Each protocol was administered to approximately half of 125 samples and 15,305 total participants from 36 countries and territories. Using co...
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We conducted preregistered replications of 28 classic and contemporary published findings, with protocols that were peer reviewed in advance, to examine variation in effect magnitudes across samples and settings. Each protocol was administered to approximately half of 125 samples that comprised 15,305 participants from 36 countries and territories....
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The concept of mate value involves laypeople’s understanding of how much they are ‘worth’ as potential romantic partners. Although it is a useful concept, there is no agreement in how to measure it. Moreover, there is much theorizing but not so much data about its relationship with demographic variables. Study 1 tested the convergent and discrimina...
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Objective. Most of the research on mate preferences has focused on what people desire in a partner, and not on dealbreakers, i.e. what traits make people reject a potential mate. Recently, Jonason et al (2015) published a multi-study paper presenting extensive research on dealbreakers, emphasizing their importance. However, their items loaded on a...
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Objective. A potential mate can be assessed along several factors (e.g., warmth, attractiveness, status, intelligence). How do these evaluations determine the overall desirability of a potential partner? Using a school/exam analogy, one could devise at least two strategies: (1) taking some overall evaluation based on the distinct ‘grades’ (e.g., ‘G...
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Previous research suggests a link between academic cheating and corruption. However, no prior empirical studies examined this link with cross-cultural data. The present study aimed to fill this gap and it examined their link by considering cultural values such as in-group collectivism and economic background in terms of GDP per capita. Self-reporte...
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Objective. Mate value refers to how a person is appreciated as a potential partner on the mating 'market'. It can be assessed either along distinct factors or as a general evaluation without articulating its components. In this research, we examine and correlate general mate value as measured by a short scale, the MVS (Edlund & Sagarin, 2014) to di...
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The goal of the studies reported here was first to explore and confirm a factor structure of evaluations of actual and ideal partners as well as oneself, then validate the factors by testing classic hypotheses from evolutionary psychology on the factor means, and finally, to use the factors to predict self-perceived mate value and relationship sati...
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Objective. It can be questioned whether homogamy is predicted better along general mate value or separate factors. Evolutionary theories suggest complementarity in terms of different aspects of mate value, e.g., between male status and female attractiveness. Assortativity is also related to relationship satisfaction, although either in a linear or...
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Az eddigi – nagyrészt evolúciós megközelítésű – kutatások szerint a lehetséges partnerek értékelése olyan dimenziók mentén történik, amelyek tükrözik a partnerek reprodukciós értékét. Bár számos kutatás részben különböző faktorszerkezeteket mutatott ki ezekben az értékelésekben, van ezekben egy konzisztens mintázat: míg egyes dimenziók a partner ge...
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A szociométer-elmélet szerint az önértékelést befolyásolja, hogy vannak-e az egyénnek másokkal kielégítő kapcsolatai (Brase & Guy, 2004; Leary & Baumeister, 2000). Ebből az következik, hogy a párkapcsolatok is befolyásolják, hogyan észleli az ember önmaga párértékét, vagyis hogy mennyire tartja magát kívánatos párkapcsolati partnernek. A kapcsolati...
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Previous research has shown that evaluations of prospective mates are organised along dimensions that reflect the reproductive value of the partner. Although several studies yielded partly different factor structures, there seems to be a consistent pattern in the results: some dimensions are related to the quality of genes (e.g. physical attractive...
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Hungary is a society that has gone through profound social, political and economical changes in the last two decades. In the transition of post-communist states to market economy, competition has been a key concept. Since 1989, competition, a previously ideologically denied and banned phenomenon, has become a highly required and praised one at all...
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Bar korabbi vizsgalatok alapjan feltetelezhetjuk, hogy a tehetseges szemelyek pozitivabban viszonyulnak, es konstruktivabb megkuzdest alkalmaznak versengő helyzetekben, mint atlagos tarsaik (FUlOp, 1992; PinczEs-Pressing es FUlOp, 2013), tudomasunk szerint jelenleg nem all rendelkezesunkre eredmeny azzal kapcsolatban, hogy a hasonloan jo kepessegű,...
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This research addresses system justification tendencies in the United States and Hungary and their potential to shape reactions to equity–equality tradeoffs in the workplace. Participants in both nations were asked to rate the fairness of, their satisfaction with, and the typicality of four hypothetical work situations. These scenarios differed in...
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The present paper investigates attitudes and beliefs about social justice in two Eastern European post- socialist countries, Poland and Hungary. A comparison between such countries is especially interesting because it can provide at least a partial answer to the question whether dissatisfaction with the new, democratic-capitalist system (as reveale...
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By means of the report of 218 Chinese mothers our questionnaire study aimed to investigate integration and social support of Chinese immigrants living in four European countries: Hungary, Germany, Great Britain and Spain, with a special focus on the Hungary group. Compared to the other groups, the Chinese living in Hungary showed a lower degree of...
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Social-political cynicism is usually defined in political psychology as a set of negativistic beliefs about the morality and/or benevolence of significant social actors. Previous studies have shown this kind of cynicism to be related to 'uncitizenlike' behaviours and phenomena, e.g. low social cohesion and absence from voting. This paper argues tha...
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Leung and colleagues have revealed a five-dimensional structure of social axioms across individuals from five cultural groups. The present research was designed to reveal the culture level factor structure of social axioms and its correlates across 41 nations. An ecological factor analysis on the 60 items of the Social Axioms Survey extracted two f...
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We explore the perceptions of teachers concerning citizenship and enterprise in Hungary and England. Contextual matters are described and research methods outlined prior to a discussion of emerging issues. We argue that citizenship in both countries is understood broadly in terms of what it means to be human. The English teachers emphasized communi...
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The children of immigrants now constitute a significant percentage of the population of the European Union, and their integration is a basic requirement for these children to become citizens able to contribute to the advancement of their societies and to use the benefits of the host society. A key social arena for many migrants is the school. This...
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Az eredmények szerint már az óvodás gyerekek képesek versengő választásaikat indokolni és a magyar óvodások több versengő választ adnak mint a kínaiak. A 8-9 éves gyerekek versengésfogalma leginkább a strukturált versenyekre vonatkozik, ezen belül leginkább a sportra. Ebben az életkorban a gyerekek már tisztában vannak a győzelmet és vezstést kísér...

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