Honors College Theses


Self-Perceived Mate Value: Literature Review and Proposed Experiment Design

Publication Date



Psychology (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Daniel Webster


Self-perceived mate value is a concept that has been studied and researched many times and yet there does not seem to be a standard definition and form of measuring this concept that is widely agreed upon. Past research has produced a variety of measures ranging from measures consisting of one or two items to more extensive inventories. The purpose of this thesis is to explore different facets of mate value and to propose an experiment that could possibly lead to a consensus regarding the way self-perceived mate value is measured.

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